Personal Injury Settlement Timeline
Are you wondering how long your case will take to settle? Watch this video about the personal injury settlement timeline in Florida to find out.
How long will my personal injury case take?
I’m frequently asked how long it takes to resolve personal injury cases in Florida. A responsible lawyer can’t give that answer right away. There are a number of things that factor into it. Every case is different, and every case must be worked up properly. The injuries have to reach a stable point, meaning the doctors have to agree the injuries have reached maximum medical improvement. We need time to gather the medical records, investigate, talk to doctors, and analyze the liability in the case.
In an automobile or trucking accident case, that means potentially getting an accident reconstructionist involved. We need to get photographs. We need to interview the witnesses from the scene. We then have to put together a picture of who was at fault. In a medical malpractice or nursing home case, we have to hire experts who are going to be able to talk to us about the medical problem at issue and what the cause of the damage was in the case.
The goal of a personal injury lawsuit in the state of Florida is to finish it in 18 months. That doesn’t always happen. Complex cases take longer. If you’re in the products liability, medical malpractice, nursing home and other complex areas, it’s probably going to take longer.
There is no magic answer. We tell every client you need to treat this case as if it is going to go all the way to the end, through a trial. If we’re able to get a result achieved early that you’re satisfied with, then we’ll all be happy.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in an accident in Florida and have questions about how long a personal injury case will take?
Contact our experienced Jacksonville personal injury attorneys at Edwards & Ragatz, P.A. today for a free no obligation consultation and case evaluation.
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