There is no way to predict how long your personal injury lawsuit might take in California. Some are resolved before a lawsuit is ever filed. Others could take years before they are finally resolved through a jury trial.
An attorney cannot give you an exact answer on how long your case will take, but they could provide you with an estimate. By carefully evaluating every aspect of your personal injury claim, a Los Angeles personal injury attorney can help you understand what to expect.
Different factors could impact how long your personal injury case might take. They vary from one case to another. What is important to remember is that your attorney will work to avoid delays throughout the process. Some of these factors include:
The best way to resolve a personal injury case in the shortest amount of time is through a negotiated settlement. While settlements can happen at any point in the case, most of them occur early on in the process. A settlement could cut months or even years off a personal injury lawsuit.
That does not mean you should rush to accept the first personal injury or slip and fall settlement offered. Often, insurance companies will make lowball settlement offers immediately after an accident. They hope that you will accept a settlement offer before you realize what your case is worth.
For that reason, it is always best to have an attorney help you resolve your injury claim. Your settlement must take into account your needs for the rest of your life. You only get one chance to settle your claim, so you have to make the most of it.
The attorneys of Salamati Law are ready to help you avoid delays and secure a fair settlement offer as soon as possible. We will ensure the insurance companies treat you fairly and are unsuccessful in their efforts to delay your settlement. Contact us for a free consultation to learn how we can help.