A slip and fall settlement that pay off medical bills, debts, and other amount incurred due to injury can lift a huge burden of worry from the shoulders of an individual who is recovering. A slip and fall case can take several months or years to complete, depending on the severity of the injury.
First, you’ll need to meet with a lawyer who will prepare your initial complaint. The defendant has a certain amount of time to respond, and then the issue goes to discovery. While both legal teams are reviewing the case and learning as much as they can, discovery can stretch out a prolonged period of time, sometimes due to the schedule of the court, other times due to the plaintiff’s medical needs or the complexity of the matters.
Next, there will enter a period of mediation where both sides try to come to an agreement about what should happen next without going to court. If the mediation fails, the trial will probably go quickly and smoothly over a couple days’ time.
An experienced personal injury attorney can provide more insight into how long a specific case may take.