One of the most common questions we receive from our clients is how long they can expect the entire process of litigating a car accident claim to take. People are understandably eager to get the case over with and move on with their lives, and while we do focus on getting the case completed as efficiently as possible, the most important thing is ensuring you get the best possible result.
As such, it is impossible to say with any reasonable degree of accuracy how long you can expect a car accident claim to take, because it depends heavily on the circumstances of each individual case, and every case is different.
Factors that could affect the length of your case
There is a statute of limitations for car accident litigation, but only for starting the case, not for ending it. Once the case is actually underway, there are a variety of factors that could affect the length of the case.
Some of these factors might include the nature and severity of the injuries you suffered, the degree to which the defendant disputes the claim, how close the two sides are on a settlement value and on key issues related to the case and the willingness of each party to go to court, if necessary.
Very rarely do auto accident cases actually end up going to court—it’s best for everyone to get the matter settled with outside of court to avoid it dragging on and becoming more expensive than it’s worth.
If you’re interested in discussing the particulars of your case, contact an experienced Bradenton, FL auto accident lawyer at Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez & Walsh today.