Posted in: Mar 12,2021|
Generally after being told you have a case, you naturally want an answer to the question, “how long will my case take?” Of course, the answer is, “that depends.” But you came here for a little more information than that. So let’s talk ballparks for various case types.
HOW LONG DOES A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASE TAKE?
The case must be reviewed by an Medical Review Panel and may also go to a jury trial. Most cases take over a year, and some take several years. However, a nationwide Medscape survey of physicians indicates that the majority (60 percent) of medical malpractice lawsuits took under two years.
HOw Long does a CATASTROPHIC PERSONAL INJURY CASE TAKE?
It depends on how long it takes for you to reach your maximum leveI of medical improvement and how many expert witnesses are involved. So, if you will never recover no matter what, you may expect the case to be resolved within a year or less. If the best possible medical outcome will take a while to reach, it will add time to your case because you need a permanent prognosis and treatment recommendations from the doctor before you file your suit. A good rule of thumb for a catastrophic personal injury case is one to two years.
How Long Does a Wrongful Death Case take?
Settling a wrongful death case can be quicker than a civil cause of action because the victim is deceased, so damages will not change. Once your attorney gathers all the documentation, it should not take long. That said, you can usually expect a wrongful death case to take six months to one and a half years.
How long does a semi-truck accident case take?
While many factors go into complex cases, the biggest factor determining the length of time to settlement depends on the extent of your injuries. As with a catastrophic personal injury case, you want a permanent prognosis and treatment recommendation so that you will have the extent of your injury recorded. That said, a semi-truck accident case frequently takes one to two years.
How long does a product liability case take?
The major factors in the time it takes to complete a product liability case are the severity of the injuries, how complicated it is to prove the product is dangerous, and how long it takes to investigate. Product liability cases may take a few months to a few years.
How long does a road construction accident case take?
As with the other personal injury cases, the length of a construction zone accident case depends on the length of investigation and severity of injury. That said, you can expect the case to take one to two years.