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How Long Will it Take to Settle my Car Accident Case?

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Are you wondering how long your case will take to receive compensation? Here’s more information on the settlement timeline in Florida.

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How long will my car accident case take?


Clients always ask how long their case is going to take. The real answer is that we don’t know. We can give you some general parameters. The national statistics are that the average automobile accident case takes about 18 months once it’s filed in court. Some cases take longer, and some resolve a lot faster. We can’t start a case in court until certain things happen, so there’s always a lead-up time before we can even start the court proceedings. One of the most important parts of that is if you’ve reached maximum medical improvement. If your injury isn’t stabilized, we don’t want to start your case because we don’t know yet what your total damages are, and we can be put in a position of selling you short and not handling your case properly.

Every case is different, so don’t get locked into any individual time frame. It’s going to depend on how your case develops and how the adjusters and defense attorneys on the other side handle it. Some are notorious for dragging them out, and others are good about coming to the table early and trying to resolve them reasonably. Don’t think that there’s any magic formula for how quickly it will resolve.

Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a motor vehicle crash in Jacksonville and have questions about the car accident settlement timeline in Florida?

Contact our experienced Jacksonville car accident attorneys at Edwards & Ragatz, P.A. today for a free no obligation consultation and case evaluation. Let our years of experience work for you.

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