There’s never a good time to be in an accident or be involved in a personal injury case. Time is of the essence, so most people want to learn what to expect and how long the case will take to get resolved so they can move on with their life. Each case is different, and each person is different. However, generally speaking, in the state of New York, on average, you can expect about 12-36 months to close a case involving personal injury.
Contact us at (315) 500-6425 to learn more about what your options are, discuss the specifics of your case, and how to get started.
Is it Worth My Time To Pursue a Personal Injury Case?
You want resolution and justice, and you have the right to obtain those things. Without knowing the details of each specific case, it’s difficult to answer this question. What we can tell you is that there are a number of factors that affect the time to resolve these cases. They are briefly discussed below.
How complex is your case? Are the facts straightforward? This is an objective term because, to some, the facts may make sense, and to others, there may be several details that need to be ironed out in order to bring them to the courts. Are there multiple defendants, for example, are they easily accessible to receive a summons?
Have you passed the statute of limitations on filing for this case? Some will wait to decide and take action, and in some cases, it may be too late to initiate a case and obtain compensation.
How is a Personal Injury Case Built?
The Discovery Process includes the research involved to prove your case. These can be things such as police reports, medical records, documented communications between the parties involved, security footage, and more. Compiling this evidence can take time if you don’t already have access to it. Depositions are also involved, which take time to assemble as each party needs to have adequate time to answer questions involving the incident.
Hiring a trusted injury attorney to represent you can also take time. They can be backlogged with multiple cases and not be able to address yours immediately.
There are many variables in determining the time in which a personal injury case can be resolved from start to finish. Although there is no guarantee, allowing for 12-36 months for the entire process is an average time to expect a result.
How Can a Lawyer Help Me?
We have a team of trusted and capable attorneys that have experience with cases just like yours. We have years of knowledge dealing with cases involving personal injury and are prepared to walk you through the process. Contact us today at (315) 500-6425 to begin to answer your specific questions regarding your case and how we may be able to help.