How long will my personal injury case take?

Sadly, more often than not, individuals become injured through no fault of their own. When this is the case, they can file a claim against the negligent party to recover monetary compensation for their economic and non-economic damages. However, they will be burdened with fulfilling the burden of proof. This means they must prove that the other party’s negligence directly caused their injuries. If successful, they may be entitled to significant compensation. However, when deciding whether to pursue a personal injury claim, many people wonder how long it will take. If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, contact our qualified Washington D.C. Injury Attorneys who can help you secure the fair compensation you deserve. Please continue reading to learn how long your personal injury case may take to resolve in the District of Columbia. 

What factors can impact the length of litigation for a personal injury case?

Unfortunately, there is no straightforward answer as to how long your personal injury case will take. However, depending on several factors, they can take anywhere from one to three years to settle. During litigation numerous factors can impact the length of litigation. One of the main factors that affect the length of litigation is the case’s complexity. If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident, your case will likely be easier to resolve than if it were a medical malpractice suit. This is because medical malpractice cases are typically more complex. The amount of damages, meaning their economic and non-economic losses, also affects the length of litigation. If your claim is worth a smaller sum, it will typically be resolved more quickly than if it were a million-dollar case. The severity of your injuries will impact the length of your case, as cases involving minor injuries are more straightforward to settle than those involving catastrophic injuries or fatalities.

To many people’s surprise, the caseload in your jurisdiction could affect how quickly your case is resolved. Unfortunately, accidents can happen at any time, so people often file lawsuits to collect compensation for their losses. Therefore, the court will dictate trial dates once you have filed your lawsuit. Your patience and the negligent parties’ willingness to settle also affect how long the case will take to resolve. If you are not patient, you may settle quickly to be done with the stressful legal process. However, you may end up with less money than you are entitled to. If you have been injured due to negligence, it is in your best interest to acquire quality legal counsel as soon as possible.

Ultimately, every personal injury case is different, and the length of litigation will depend on several factors. Pursuing a personal injury case is complicated. Don’t navigate this complex process alone. Contact the legal team at Trombly & Singer, PLLC, today. Our firm is prepared to help you fight for the just compensation you deserve.