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How long do personal injury cases last?

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How long do personal injury cases last?

News article published on: 24th June 2014

This can vary considerably depending on the type of accident you had and how quickly you recover from your injuries. If you had a straightforward road traffic accident where liability is admitted and your injuries are relatively minor, we would aim to conclude your case within 6 months to a year. However, other types of accident such as trips and slips and accidents at work can take longer, and if your injuries are more serious you may need to wait for the prognosis for recovery to become clear before you can settle your case.

In a serious injury case where the other side deny liability for your accident and your case goes all the way to trial, the claim could take up to four years. A personal injury award for damages is in final settlement and so needs to foresee and compensate for all future – as well as past – losses, which is why claims can take some time to resolve.

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