If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident in New York City, you may be wondering how long the lawsuit is going to take. After all, you don’t want to be caught up in litigation for too long.
Here’s some more information on how long you can expect your lawsuit to take.
How Long a Lawsuit Will Last
The truth of the matter is that every case is different, and the length of time your lawsuit takes is going to vary. Typically, it can take a few months up to a few years to resolve a case. For instance, it may take a shorter amount of time if you heal from your injuries quickly and you don’t plan to take your case to trial. However, if you do plan to go to trial, it’s going to take a lot longer since the courts are backed up. In various New York counties, it can take an average of three years to get a trial date on the books. That’s why you may want to settle out of court.
Speeding Up Your Lawsuit
To make sure your case goes as quickly as possible, there are some steps you can take. First, make sure you get medical treatment right after you slip and fall and follow all your doctor’s orders. Then, call a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to initiate your lawsuit. If your attorney needs something from you, get back to them quickly. The sooner you accept a settlement, the sooner your case will be over. However, don’t feel pressured to accept a low settlement if you feel like it’s not enough.
Reaching Out to a Personal Injury Lawyer
If you got into a slip and fall accident, contact the personal injury firm Gash & Associates. Gash & Associates help clients throughout Westchester County and we offer free consultations. Reach out today by calling (914) 328-8800.