How Long Does it Take to Settle a Florida Auto Accident Case
New clients sometimes ask, "How long is it going to take to settle my Florida auto accident case?" They expect a number, but most lawyers can't give you a specific amount of time in which your Florida auto accident is going to be settled. Why? Because it's impossible to tell.
Factors Affecting Your Florida Auto Accident Case
There are so many variables from case to case that affect the amount of time it will take to settle. Even under similar fact patterns, no two auto accidents are exactly the same.
One of the considerations is the severity of your injury. If your injury is catastrophic, you may require medical treatment or care for a year or more. And obviously, while you're still accruing medical bills, your Florida auto accident case can't be settled.
Another situation that might affect your case is whether or not the case has to go into litigation. If a client isn’t getting the compensation they deserve after a Florida auto accident, a lawyer has to file a lawsuit. Lawsuits are at the mercy of the timing of the court. So they could, in some instances, drag on for quite a while. This is why it’s so hard to put a clear date on these types of cases. It wouldn’t really be fair to the client or prospective client to say, "I think it's going to be over in, say, August of 2021."
What's important after a Florida auto accident is to contact a qualified auto accident attorney and to make sure that you do the things that they're advising you to do. If a doctor is making you appointments, for example, you need to show up. Not appearing and receiving care could impact your case and the compensation that you receive.
When you’re being represented by an attorney in a Florida auto accident, it's very difficult for that attorney to be able to put a hard deadline on your settlement because there are so many variables that can affect your situation. Ultimately, you should do what you need to do. See the doctors you need to see, and make sure that you concentrate on getting better. Let your lawyer worry about when the case settles.
Speak to an Auto Accident Lawyer Today
If you want to talk about your particular experience and the variables that are involved in your Florida auto accident, don't hesitate to give the lawyers at the Law Offices of Joseph A. Bosco a call. We'd be happy to talk about the different paths your case may take and how long it could end up taking.
While we won't be able to give you a specific date, we can give you an idea of what's going to be involved, and that will give you a better idea of what sort of a timeframe you're looking at. Again, if you have questions, don't hesitate to call us. We're in your corner.