How long do personal injury cases take?

acceladmin   December 15, 2017   Comments Off on How long do personal injury cases take?

After an individual in New York City or the metropolitan area has been injured in an accident, they are likely facing high medical bills, lost wages due to time out of work, and other hardships. In these situations, the injured party is likely going to consider bringing a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party that caused them to become injured. A successful lawsuit can alleviate the financial burdens that are associated with the accident and injuries. Of course, lawsuits are known to be time-consuming. Many clients ask how long their case will take but the answer is just not that simple. Each individual lawsuit is different but clients should expect that their case will take several months, and in some situations, years. The quickest cases are those where the other party matches or exceeds the amount of money that the injured party has requested of them. Of course, no one wants to part with their money so some settlement offers may have to be negotiated. This process often takes some time because clients will go back and forth about the offer.

If the other side does not offer a settlement that is acceptable, the claim may result in a very lengthy litigation process. Of course, everyone’s situation is different and therefore, it is important to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney who can provide you with assistance.

If you are in need of experienced legal counsel in regards to a personal injury or workers’ compensation case in New York City, please contact The Law Offices of Jonathan D. Sands and we would be happy to assist you.