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How Long Does A Lawsuit Take?

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A common question when filing a claim is, how long will my lawsuit take? There is no one size fits all answer for how long a lawsuit might take, but every lawsuit will go through the same basic steps. Below we have outlined in detail what each step typically is and what you can expect throughout the legal process.

How Long Does A Personal Injury Lawsuit Take?

We encourage you to carefully evaluate the above graphic, but also want to provide some of the details covered above.

To begin, let’s cover the stages. Every injury case will move through the same steps:

  • Find and hire an attorney
  • Investigate the case. This is a thorough investigation into the facts of the case.
  • Ensure that the patient gets all recommended care and treatment. This step is essential.
  • Determine that responsible parties
  • Get involved in pre-suite negotiations
  • File the lawsuit. This will happen if the insurance company does not make a fair settlement.
  • Go through the discovery process. This involves developing witnesses and sharing information with the opposition.
  • Prior to trial, the case will be submitted to a panel that will evaluate the claim.
  • Prepare for trial. Once the case is prepared, it will be presented.
  • The verdict will then be provided once the jury reaches a decision.

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