Unfortunately, more often than not, individuals suffer severe injuries through no fault of their own. Instead, they are injured due to someone else’s negligence. Victims are typically burdened with devastating losses that negatively impact their lives. When this happens, they usually wonder whether they should file a personal injury claim to recover monetary compensation for their economic and non-economic damages. You may be entitled to significant compensation if you can satisfy the burden of proof. However, many become impatient with how long it takes to resolve their case, which causes them to wonder whether taking legal action is even worth it, as there are no guarantees of a successful outcome. To maximize your chances of collecting reimbursement for your losses, it is in your best interest to retain the legal services of a skilled New York City & Westchester County Personal Injury Attorney who can help you navigate this complex legal process. Please continue reading to learn how long your personal injury case may take to settle in New York.
How long could it take to resolve my personal injury case?
Generally speaking, a personal injury case can take one to three years to resolve as several factors can speed up or slow litigation. The following factors include but are not limited to some of the factors that can impact the length of litigation:
- The complexity of your case. Every case is different. Therefore, the length of your case will depend on the specific circumstances of your case. For instance, they are typically easier to resolve if you pursue a slip and fall or auto accident case. However, if you are pursuing a medical malpractice case, more complex aspects make resolving these cases more challenging.
- The amount of your damages. As mentioned above, victims often are burdened with numerous economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are tangible losses such as medical bills, lost wages, rehabilitation services, and other calculable losses, While non-economic damages are not tangible. These losses include pain and suffering, emotional distress, enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium. That said, cases worth lower amounts will typically be resolved more quickly than those worth a significant amount of money.
- The severity of your injuries. If you sustain minor injuries such as a concussion or sprained ankle, your case will typically be resolved more quickly than cases involving catastrophic and life-altering injuries.
If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, contact a seasoned New York City & Westchester County personal injury attorney from The Bàez Legal Group, who can help you secure the fair compensation you deserve. Our firm is prepared to represent your interests today.