Injury and accident lawsuits may only take a few months to settle, but the average personal injury lawsuit timeline is about one year. In more complex cases, it can take up two to three years for a verdict.
The majority of personal injury cases are settled out of court. Cases that are not settled out of court will go to trial, which often take longer due to full court dockets. Your attorney will likely prepare for trial, even if they are confident your case will be settled during mediation.
The average personal injury lawsuit timeline depends on the type and severity of your case. Some average personal injury lawsuit timelines include:
While it’s impossible to accurately predict how long it will take to settle, most personal injury cases follow a specific timeline:
Once the above steps are completed, the attorney will begin their litigation discovery phase. During this phase, the attorney will gather evidence, interview witnesses, and collect anything they need to build their case.
Following discovery, the court may order mediation to attempt to reach a settlement. If both parties do not come to a settlement during mediation, a trial date will be set and the claim will go before a jury. While a jury trial rarely happens, every case is aggressively pursued to ensure our clients receive the most effective representation.
If you or someone you know has suffered personal injury, we can help. Contact Saladino & Schaaf today or call us at 270-444-0406 (Paducah, KY) or 270-753-1529 (Murray, KY) to schedule a free case review. You may be entitled to a settlement for your injuries, but you must act quickly. There are time limits on legal action.
Saladino & Schaaf, PLLC is dedicated to providing high quality, aggressive legal representation to victims of personal injury and wrongful death. Since 1984, this firm and its predecessors have had one goal in mind – to help the victims of personal injury put the pieces of their lives back together.
Saladino & Schaaf, PLLC is a Personal Injury Law Firm with offices in Paducah, KY and Murray, KY. We serve clients throughout Kentucky and Illinois.
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