How Long Does a Personal Injury Lawsuit Take?

The moments after an accident are often chaotic, especially when someone else’s negligence caused it. You may be concerned about being able to work, put food on the table, and pay your mortgage. Although every personal injury case is different, you can generally expect to settle within two years. If you’ve been hurt in an accident through no fault of your own, contact a Las Vegas personal injury attorney at Valiente Mott for a free case analysis.

Factors That Influence How Long a Personal Injury Case Takes

The length of a Nevada personal injury case depends on the nature of the claim. Research by the National Center for State Courts and the United States Department of Justice indicates that most personal injury cases resolve within 1-3 years. Here are four factors that influence whether your case will settle on the shorter or longer end of that spectrum:

The Complexity of Your Case

More complex cases require more time to obtain and interpret evidence. Therefore, the more complicated your personal injury case is, the longer it will take to reach a resolution.

The Amount of Damages Involved

When you seek significant damages, your case could take longer to resolve. Often the liable party will spend some time negotiating or refusing a large settlement. For example, a lawsuit seeking $2 million in damages will likely last longer than one seeking only $2,000.

The Extent of Your Injuries

Some accidents result in broken bones; others cause severe injuries that take years to heal and thousands of dollars in extensive medical treatments. The more severe your injuries, the longer your case may be in the courts. For example, doctors can immediately assess the treatment needed for a broken wrist, while the treatment plan for brain trauma may take years to unfold.

The Defendant’s Willingness to Settle

The faster the defendant settles, the quicker the case will resolve. If they offer you a fair settlement and you decide to accept, your injury claim will end as soon as you sign the settlement contract.

Contact Valiente Mott for a Free Case Evaluation

Las Vegas personal injury claims are challenging to navigate alone. It is essential to seek a skillful, empathetic attorney with the insight and experience to help you receive the best settlement. When someone else’s negligence caused your injuries, work with a lawyer who knows how to resolve your case so that you can focus on healing. Contact Valiente Mott for a free consultation today.

If you have a question or you are just not sure about putting together a case, let our Injury Law Firm help with your concerns.  No fee unless we win.

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