How Long Will My Accident Case Take in New Jersey?

As an attorney representing people injured in a car accident, we’re often asked, “How long will my case take?” Frankly, the simple answer is, it depends. First and foremost it depends on the severity of the injury that you suffered in the accident. Representing clients over many, many years, we have an obligation to make sure that the client is either finished treating for their injuries or has reached a medical plateau before we even consider settling their case. Other issues involve whose fault the accident was. If the accident was your fault, then that could be a challenge that leads to the matter taking longer than usual.
Practically, another important factor is the insurance company because until the insurance company and you or your attorney reaches a meeting of the minds as to a reasonable resolution of your case, then your case is not going to settle. It’s going to continue to move forward. At any rate, we are by law bound by the statute of limitations in these cases. If your case proceeds to litigation, that complaint has to be filed within two years of the date of the accident. If you have questions or issues concerning either the timing, the nature of your injury, or how long your case is going to take, your best approach is to consult an experienced personal injury attorney in New Jersey.
The law firm of Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C., is composed of experienced personal injury attorneys throughout the state of New Jersey. Please contact the office for a free initial consultation and get any questions answered regarding your specific case.