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How Long Will My Case Take?

One of the most asked questions is "How Long" will the court process take?

The court process can take months or years, depending on the jurisdiction. Wherever the suit is filed, your attorney should know the best ways to get your case set for trial as soon as possible. While many cases and individual defendants settle before trial, your lawyer should always be prepared to go to trial.

The last thing you want to do is resolve your case while you are still in the healing process or if you do not have a good understanding on what your future medical condition will be. Every plaintiff's lawyer's fear is to allow the client to sign a release and then find out a short period of time thereafter that the client needs future surgery or have massive medical bills still facing them.

With that being said, typically the average auto case/premises liability case or any other type of general negligence case can be resolved within six to twelve months after being you have retained an experience personal injury attorney. Naturally, that time range is subject to fluctuation, depending upon the facts of each case.


It is always wise to consult with an experienced lawyer when you are in need of legal advice or services. Never sign any legal papers until you have consulted with a lawyer.

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