How Long Will My Personal Injury Case Take?

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You may be hesitant in filing a personal injury claim if you are resistant to the extensive legal proceedings that it entails. But the truth of the matter is that this may just be the only way you may get the financial compensation that you require to recuperate from your injuries and damages. Read on to discover approximately how long your personal injury case will take and how a seasoned Ontario personal injury lawyer at Merricks Law Group, P.A. can help to expedite this process.

Approximately how long will my personal injury case take?

The circumstances surrounding each personal injury accident are different. In turn, the timeline for each personal injury case varies. Examples of varying factors are as follows:

  • The complexity of the personal injury case at hand (i.e., a simple car accident case versus a complex medical malpractice case).
  • The amount of damages you are claiming (i.e., a thousand dollars versus tens of thousands of dollars).
  • The severity of injuries you are claiming (i.e., a simple prognosis versus further testing requested).
  • The caseload that your specific jurisdiction is handling (i.e., a court date in a few weeks versus a few months).
  • Your patience throughout your claim proceedings (i.e., wanting to settle quickly versus wanting greater compensation).

But as a general rule of thumb, you may expect your claim proceedings to take anywhere between one year to three years. Rest assured, no matter how long this may take, you may receive the monetary compensation that you deserve eventually.

What sequence of events should I expect for my case?

You may get a better understanding of how long your personal injury case is expected to take once you have your initial consultation with an attorney. In this consultation, an attorney may brief you on the following sequence of events:

  1. You and your attorney may begin filling out the initial paperwork for your claim.
  2. You and your attorney may inform the other party that you intend to file a claim against them.
  3. You and your attorney may begin gathering evidence in the discovery process of your claim.
  4. If settling is not doable, you and your attorney may file motions and other arguments in the trial.
  5. If successful, you and your attorney may be awarded a certain award by the jury in the final verdict.
  6. If successful, you and your attorney may begin collecting your award in a lump sum or a payment plan after the trial.

With all that being said, there is no time like to present to get your legal matter in order. So pick up the phone and call a competent Ontario personal injury lawyer from Merricks Law Group, P.A. today. We are looking forward to hearing about your case.

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