THE PERSONAL INJURY CASE: WHY PERSONAL INJURY CASES TAKE SO LONG: Introduction
One of the inevitable questions a new, or potentially new, client will ask is how long can he or she anticipate it will take until their case is finished. The honest answer is seldom welcome: though cases have been known to finish in a matter of months, these are the very rare exceptions. The client should realistically expect the case to last two to four years, with two and a half to three years being average!
It is fair for the client to wonder why a case should take so long.
The purpose of the articles in this series is to make an attempt to explain why such a seemingly long time is needed to complete this task. At The Orlow Firm we want our clients to understand every aspect of their case. While the explanation may not alleviate the distress at the long haul involved, it will, hopefully, clarify the reasons and thereby give the client a basis for seeing at least some benefit to this lengthy time factor.
Our New York City Personal Injury Attorney series will begin with the “Pre-Intake” phase, followed by “The Intake”, “Beginning Litigation”, “Discovery” and then “Settlement or Trial”.