How Long Personal Injury Settlement Takes


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Many factors determine how long personal injury settlement takes. Below, find out what can impact ‘how long does it take to settle a personal injury lawsuit?’ and how our team of experts may be able to help achieve an outcome sooner.  

With over 30 years of experience delivering great outcomes for clients, we have developed a reputation for providing effective, passionate and personalised legal representation. We have a strong team of personal injury lawyers with an in-depth knowledge of the laws relating to personal injury and the types of compensation you can seek. Below is what can affect how long it takes to settle a personal injury lawsuit.

Factors That Impact How Long For A Personal Injury Claim To Settle 

The duration of a personal injury claim can take anywhere from months to several years. Factors that can influence ‘how long does it take to settle a personal injury case?’ include: 

The Type and Severity of the Injury

If you have sustained a serious injury it can take time to gain a full understanding of what compensation you require or may be entitled to. You may need multiple surgeries, longer treatments and your ability to work in future based on your ongoing circumstances can be impacted. We want to ensure you get the maximum benefits you are entitled to so we need to make sure we have a clear idea of your circumstances and the extent of your injury.

Your Financial Situation and if it is Worth Waiting for Settlement

You may not be in a position financially to wait for several months (or longer) for settlement so may need an outcome sooner. Sometimes, if the compensation you are seeking is significant, it may be worth sticking it out to ensure you get the compensation that will help you now and in the future. 

Whether Settlement can be Achieved Outside of Court 

If an agreement cannot be reached through negotiations you may need to take your case to court. The court process can take considerably longer as there can be significant wait times to obtain a hearing date. 

Other Considerations

When it comes to ‘how long does it take to settle a personal injury lawsuit?’, we recommend seeking legal advice tailored to your circumstances so you have a more accurate idea of how long it may take. 

If you have legal representation highly skilled in building a strong case and negotiating on your behalf this increases the chance of reaching an agreement sooner and outside of court – which means the process may be a lot faster.

Having accurate advice on your eligibility to claim and the type of compensation you may be entitled to will also help to ensure a smoother process as you’ll know what steps to take and whether or not you should pursue the compensation you are seeking.

Talk to the Personal Injury Experts Today

To find out more about ‘how long does it take to settle a personal injury case?’, contact us on 1800 369 888 or fill out our online enquiry form and we will respond to your enquiry as soon as possible.

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