The Personal Injury Timeline.
It’s natural for you to want to know how long your case will take. That’s a tough question to answer at the onset of your case. However, our lawyers will let you know the general Personal Injury timeline, and what factors could speed up or slow down your case. Ultimately, it’s important to accept that the legal process moves slowly and good things come to those who wait.
It’s very difficult for any Personal Injury attorney to accurately predict how long a case will take to resolve. Cases typically take a minimum of a few months to resolve, as we must wait for your treatment to complete and for all of your medical providers to send your medical records to our Personal Injury lawyers. Occasionally, there is the rare case that takes 2-3 years to resolve.
One reason a case could take longer to resolve is if there are disputed issues of fact or liability in your case. Cases involving slip and falls are more often contested, and therefore typically don’t resolve without the filing of a lawsuit. Rear-end car accidents are an example of a typically more straightforward case that can resolve in a matter of months if things move very quickly.
Another reason there is a such a broad range case timelines is that some clients require much more treatment for extensive injuries. Another reason is if the insurance company simply will not offer fair compensation. If that’s the case, we often file a lawsuit. A lawsuit is a very slow-moving process, especially in the Los Angeles court system.
Our Santa Monica Personal Injury lawyers always remind our clients that it is nearly impossible to recover great value overnight. Insurance companies are big, bloated companies that have a series of approval tiers. Ultimately, good things come to those who wait, and it is best to approach this process with a great deal of patience.
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