How long does a personal injury lawsuit take after a head-on collision?

One of the most common questions we receive from clients is how long their personal injury lawsuit will take after a head-on collision. Unfortunately, there is no definitive answer to this question, as the timeline for a personal injury lawsuit can vary widely depending on a number of factors. However, we can provide some general information to help you better understand what to expect.

Factors That Can Affect the Timeline of a Personal Injury Lawsuit

  • The extent of your injuries: If your injuries are serious, your case may take longer to resolve because it may require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation.
  • The complexity of your case: If your case is particularly complex or involves multiple defendants, it may take longer to resolve.
  • The insurance company’s willingness to settle: If the insurance company is unwilling to offer a fair settlement, your case may need to go to trial, which can significantly prolong the process.
  • The court’s schedule: The court’s schedule can also affect how long your case takes to resolve. Courts often have busy dockets, which can lead to delays.
  • Your own availability: Your own availability can also affect the timeline of your case. For example, if you are unable to attend a court hearing or deposition, this could delay the proceedings.

Typical Timeline for a Personal Injury Lawsuit After a Head-On Collision

Again, it’s difficult to provide a specific timeline for a personal injury lawsuit after a head-on collision because every case is different. However, a few general milestones may include:

  • Filing the lawsuit: This typically occurs within two years of the accident.
  • Discovery: This is the process of gathering evidence, which can take several months to a year.
  • Settlement negotiations: This can occur at any point during the process and can take several months.
  • Trial: If the case goes to trial, as the court dockets are very full, it can take several months to a year or more to resolve.  

Why You Should Work with an Attorney

Working with an experienced personal injury attorney can help ensure that your case moves as quickly as possible. An attorney can help you navigate the complex legal process, negotiate with the insurance company, and prepare your case for trial if necessary.

If you have been injured in a head-on collision and are considering filing a personal injury lawsuit, we encourage you to contact The Ruth Law Team. Our attorneys have years of experience helping clients navigate the legal system and recover the compensation they deserve.

Call us today at (888) 783-8378 to schedule a free consultation. You can also visit us by appointment at one of our Florida Law Offices, Minnesota Law Offices, or Georgia Law Offices.

Please note that the answers for each question may vary depending on the specific facts of your case, and it is always best to consult with an attorney to get more accurate information. Also, this is general information and not legal advice.