Unfortunately, it can take a long time to wrap up a personal injury case. Our Monmouth County personal injury attorneys work hard on behalf of each one of our clients, but there is only so much we can do to speed things along. Generally, a personal injury case takes one to three years to complete. The specific elements of your case can affect exactly how long the proceedings take.
When Should I See a Personal Injury Lawyer?
If you are interested in pursuing a personal injury case, you should see a lawyer as soon as you possibly can. You should make scheduling a meeting with a lawyer your top priority after you have received the medical care that you need. An attorney can look at your case and start the legal process for you.
What is the Statute of Limitations in a Personal Injury Case?
There is another good reason to act quickly after you or your loved one has been injured. The state of New Jersey gives you just two years to begin pursuing a personal injury case. If you wait too long, you lose your chance to fight for the compensation that you deserve. So act fast, meet with a lawyer, and get the legal process started so that you do not need to worry about missing your chance.
What Factors Can Affect the Length of a Personal Injury Case?
A personal injury case can go on for a long time, but how long your case goes can be dependent on a few important factors. Some examples include:
How negotiations go: You and your lawyer can negotiate with the other side to try and find a settlement that works for everyone. If you cannot reach an agreement, the case is going to go on for longer.
The severity of the injuries: A lawsuit often takes longer when the injuries of the plaintiffs are more severe.
The complexity of the case: A case where someone gets rear-ended by another car and gets hurt is less complex than a personal injury suit that concerns an accident that involved multiple drivers. The more complex case often takes longer to settle.
The local caseload: You are also at the mercy of the courts themselves. If the courts are busy, it can take longer to make progress in your case.
Do I Have to Go to Trial?
A trial is not a necessity in this kind of case. In fact, most cases like yours will settle. Some even settle right before they are supposed to go to trial. Your suit is only likely to go to trial if negotiations continue to fall through. Whether you go to trial or not, our attorneys are building you a case designed to win the most possible compensation.
Talk to Our Team Today
So if you are ready to pursue a personal injury case of your own, do not waste any time. Contact the Wilton Law Firm and let us put our experience to work for you. The sooner you start the legal process, the sooner you can receive the compensation you deserve.