Personal injury cases are not one-size-fits-all and, as such, will vary
in lifespan. Although the variances in each case will determine its length,
it is possible to give a relative estimate for some minor injury and fall
cases, which may settle within 1 to 2 years. Longer timeframes account for more complex issues, such as medical malpractice, which require
longer time periods due to a number of complex factors.
In many cases, the first year of a personal injury lawsuit is often spent
investigating a claimant’s injury, compiling case records, and notifying
any insurance companies or defendants about the claim. Perhaps the biggest
variable in determining the length of this process, however, is the doctor’s
prognosis for the claimant. It is crucial for a claimant to know the course
of recovery for his or her injuries before settling the claim. If a hasty
decision is made to quickly settle, the claimant may not be sufficiently
compensated as it may not account for future complications or permanent
Given that such cases can take years before reaching settlement, but funds
are often needed to treat injuries without delay, a claimant does not
always have to wait. Depending on the case, it is possible to acquire
advanced funds on a future settlement award, making it easier to pay for
any necessary treatment for your injury.
At Jordan Law, we handle a wide variety
of personal injury cases, including car accidents, burn injuries, explosions,
and birth injuries. No matter how long your case takes, our team of seasoned
and dedicated Denver personal injury lawyers will fight for you and the
compensation you deserve.
Set up your free case evaluation today and call 720-897-7010