How Long Will My Personal Injury Case Take?

It’s not unusual for prospective clients to ask us just how long their personal injury case will take to resolve. At Sevenish Law, our experienced Indianapolis lawyers and staff understand why our clients are in such a hurry. Being injured in an accident can leave victims with long-lasting health problems and facing a grueling recovery period, and an avalanche of unexpected medical bills.

While we know that accident victims are eager to get the compensation they need to move on with their lives, when dealing with personal injury cases, patience can be a virtue.

Bringing a personal injury case to full resolution can take months…even years. To a large extent, the length of the case depends on whether liability for the accident is in question or if a significant amount of information gathering is necessary; the nature of your injuries and your prognosis; and if you accept a settlement or want the case taken to trial.

For example, if you’re currently undergoing medical treatment, it’s wise to wait until you’ve fully healed from your injuries and received a doctor’s release—or reached maximum medical improvement—to accept a settlement to ensure the financial award you receive is both fair and sufficient. Often, it literally pays to wait until the figurative dust has settled.

Do You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Were you injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault? Are you considering filing a lawsuit to pursue compensation for damages, such as injuries, medical bills, lost wages, or pain and suffering, but are worried about how long it takes to resolve a personal injury case? The skilled legal team with Sevenish Law is eager to answer these and any other questions you may have. Call our Indianapolis law office at 800-278-9200 or complete our online contact form and we’ll get in touch with you to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss the particulars of your case.