Pedestrian Accident Settlement Timeline

Do you have questions about the pedestrian accident settlement timeline? Watch this video to find out how long it may take to recover compensation.

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Question:

How long will it take for a pedestrian accident case to settle?

Answer:

Whenever I meet with a client who was struck by a motor vehicle as a pedestrian in New York, one of the first questions they ask is, “How long is it going to take to resolve my case?” There’s no easy answer to that question. Many factors come into play. One important factor involves the extent of the injury. The injury may take time to heal. It could be a broken leg; a broken leg can take several months to heal, and then the individual may need to go through a rehabilitation process, or a physical therapy process, that can take longer. It may take up to a year, if not longer, to see if the injuries are lasting and permanent in nature. We want to know if those injuries are lasting and permanent in nature because they must be factored in to determining value and making sure that the individual gets the most compensation that they can possibly get for their injuries.Pedestrian Accident Settlement TimelineThere are other factors that come into play as well – how the accident happened, whose fault it was, etc. If there are issues regarding whose fault it was, it may be a case that requires litigation, which means it’s a case that we need to file a lawsuit for. If we file a lawsuit and we have to go through the litigation process, that could take time. That could take two to five or more years. I will tell you that this firm will make sure that you get the most that you can possibly get for your injuries in the shortest amount of time possible.


Were you or a loved one seriously injured while walking and have questions about the pedestrian accident settlement timeline? Contact a New York pedestrian accident lawyer at The Law Offices of Brian J. Elbaum today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.

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