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How long does a personal injury case take?

On Behalf of | Apr 22, 2019 | Firm News |

Personal injury cases range in complexity. A standard injury that occurred as a result of a fender bender should be relatively simple to figure out. However, a litany of factors can drag out the process. For example, recently in Michigan, a group of people assaulted a woman after she was in a car accident.

Your attorney will be able to tell you all you need to know about your case. Your lawyer will also be honest about how long you can expect the process to take. It may take longer than you anticipated, but it may be necessary for you to get the damages you deserve.

Standard range

Most Michigan residents will find their personal injury cases last for between four months and two years. However, some cases take even longer, depending on the circumstances surrounding them. This can come at odds with what the auto insurance company wants to do. It is in the insurance company’s best interest to settle cases as quickly as possible. That is why when you inform the agency of your injuries, you will get a quick settlement offer. However, you may not want to take this offer. The insurance company may try to get you to settle for less than you deserve. For this reason, you want your attorney to review the offer before you accept it.

The trial

The longest cases will be those that end up going to trial. Trials consist of lengthy processes because they include depositions, motions, appeals and much more. The insurance agency may fight tooth and nail to get out of paying, but you need to remain persistent. Luckily, you can rest easy because the vast majority of car accident cases do not make it to trial. Everyone just wants to put this incident behind them, so do everything in your power to get what you are legally owed.