There is no easy answer to the question: How long will my personal injury case take to settle? Each case is unique, but we know that many times plaintiffs in personal injury cases are forced to settle before the true value of a case is reached because of financial pressure. Bills continue to pile up while you wait for a lawsuit settlement.
Also, no matter how good your attorney is, they can’t speed up the process. There are many factors that slow cases down. COVID has wreaked havoc on court schedules, causing huge backlogs at all levels of the judicial system.
Even after backlogs are resolved, there are many steps that need to be taken before a settlement can be reached. The discovery phase of a lawsuit can drag on for six months to a year. It entails each party investigating what the opposing party’s legal claims and defenses are. During this time, each side will take depositions of all relevant witnesses as well as ask questions and send document requests to one another.
Medical treatment can also delay a case. After any type of personal injury accident, it can take time to determine the full extent of injuries. If the doctor doesn’t believe you have healed completely from the injuries you suffered, you will not be released from treatment. Your personal injury lawsuit cannot be settled until you are released from medical treatment. Complete medical records have to be sent to attorneys on both sides of the case, and have to be included in the demand letter for compensation. The more serious the injuries, the longer the case takes to wind through the courts. Time is on the side of the insurance companies. That is why pre-settlement funding (money that is available before the case is completed) is so important for the injured party.
Many times auto accident injuries or other injuries caused by the negligence of another person make it impossible to work. Bills continue to pile up and the rent or your mortgage needs to be paid. There are many things pre-settlement funding can be used for.
Barrister Capital gives you access to pre-settlement funding. There is no credit check, we only consider the merits of your case and the money you need to get back on your feet. Underwriting is done in-house and you can have funds in your bank account in as little as 24 hours.
The funds are paid back out of your settlement, there are no monthly payments during the legal process, and if you lose your case you owe us NOTHING.