How long will my personal injury case take?

Personal injury cases have no set duration because there are so many factors that determine the length of time they will last.  Typically, the injured person has to finish her course of medical treatment before she can submit a demand for her harms and losses to the at-fault party’s insurance company.  Recovery time varies based on the person and the gravity of the injury.  You never want to settle a claim before you know the full extent of your injuries, so you have to wait until you have a reasonable idea of the totality of those injuries.  Once you know your damages, you then make a demand for money to the insurance company.  The case will resolve if you and the at-faulty party are able to agree to an amount.  If no agreement is reached, your only option to seek more money is to file a lawsuit.  Lawsuits can take as little as 6 months to as much as 3 to 4 years to resolve.

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