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What Is the Timeline For a Personal Injury Lawsuit? 

When faced with a personal injury, you may wonder how long the lawsuit will take. The exact timeframe can vary significantly based on the unique circumstances of your case case. However, with the assistance of an experienced attorney from the Horwitz Law Group, navigating this timeline becomes less daunting. We are prepared to assist you so you can receive the compensation that you deserve. For case-specific legal advice, contact our attorneys for a consultation. 

Factors Influencing the Length of a Personal Injury Lawsuit

The time it takes to resolve a personal injury lawsuit depends on many factors specific to your case. Some personal injury lawsuits take as little as six months, while others can take about two years. No matter what your situation is, it’s important not to rush into a settlement immediately since an insurance company’s initial offer tends to be inadequate. Instead, consider what factors are impacting your case alongside our attorneys, who will represent your best interests every step of the way.   

The Nature of the Injury

How the injury occurred plays a pivotal role in determining the duration of the lawsuit. Was it a result of a car accident, slip and fall or workplace accident? The nature and complexity of the injury significantly affect the investigation and gathering of evidence.

The Actions of the At-Fault Party

A lawyer can help determine what wrong or illegal action the at-fault party may have taken that led to the accident. Determining this can be a complex and time-consuming process, often requiring extensive investigation and testimony.

The Severity of the Injury and Medical Bills

The severity of the injury and the ensuing medical bills also contribute to the timeline. Gathering all relevant medical records and determining the cost of future medical treatment can take time.

The Impact of the Event

Understanding the overall impact of the event on your life is another crucial factor. This includes quantifying physical pain, emotional distress, lost wages, and reduced quality of life, all of which require careful assessment.

How to Ensure the Process Goes Smoothly

While your attorney will handle most of the heavy lifting, there are certain steps you can take to keep the process moving along:

  • Gather and organize all medical records and insurance company information.
  • Document your recollections of the accident to aid the discovery phase.
  • Avoid contact with the other party or their representatives.
  • Assist your attorney in obtaining necessary documents like income verification and police reports.

The Role of an Attorney

Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney from the Horwitz Law Group can ensure that each step in your lawsuit is executed correctly and efficiently. From reconstructing the accident scene and interviewing witnesses to advocating for you during trial and settlement negotiations, an attorney takes care of it all.

Choose The Horwitz Law Group

The timeline of a personal injury lawsuit is influenced by numerous factors, making it a complex process. However, with the right representation, it becomes less daunting. The Horwitz Law Group, with our extensive experience and dedication to our clients, is well-equipped to handle your case.

Our commitment is to fight for your rights and ensure you obtain fair compensation for your pain and suffering, medical and rehabilitation expenses, lost wages, and other losses. With us, you have nothing to lose and a lot to gain. Contact us today for a free consultation.



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for a trucking accident resulting in the death of the driver.


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for a minor rear-ended on an expressway in Kankakee.


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for a woman who was hit by a car while crossing the street.


for a client who was injured on the CTA red line train.


for a bicyclist hit by a car.


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for a law enforcement officer rear-ended by a truck.


for a motorcyclist rear-ended.


for an individual injured by a dog.


for a bicyclist hit by a car while crossing the street.


for a driver rear-ended on the expressway.


for a client who had lawyers at another law firm trying to settle the accident case for only $60,000.

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