How long do personal injury cases take?

One question that many people who have been injured in an accident ask when they come in for a consultation is how long their case will take. Of course, everyone’s individual situation is different and it is nearly impossible to make an official determination at the first consultation. There are so many different factors that go into a personal injury case and these factors may take a long time.

Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, your lawsuit can take anywhere from a few months up to several years. Ultimately, the length of a lawsuit relies heavily upon the extent of your injuries. Before the case can be settled, any and all treatment for the injuries that you have sustained in the accident. It is important that you finish receiving medical treatment for your injuries to ensure that all medical and rehabilitative expenses are accounted for in the lawsuit.

Of course, there are many complications that can take place which may result in the lawsuit taking more time than originally anticipated. If you are at fault in the accident, this is an added challenge. Another possible complication is dealing with the insurance company. One of the most important factors that you need to be aware of when considering a timeframe for your lawsuit is that it absolutely must be filed within two years from the date in which the accident occurs.

If you have questions about a personal injury lawsuit, contact an experienced attorney who can provide you with assistance.

The law firm of Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C., is composed of experienced attorneys throughout the state of New Jersey. Please contact the office for a free initial consultation and get any questions answered.