If you’ve suffered an injury and might have a personal injury claim, you’re probably wondering how long it will take to complete your case. The answer, of course, is that it varies, but injury cases often last longer than most other cases. Here’s a basic timeline of events for a typical case with a personal injury lawyer.
Seek Medical Treatment
The first thing to do is seek medical treatment. This is important for your health as well as the case because you’ll want detailed medical records to demonstrate the severity and extent of your injury.
Find a Personal Injury Lawyer
Choose a Calgary injury lawyer as soon as possible. They’ll discuss the accident and injury with you and help determine if there is a possible injury claim.
The Injury Lawyer Investigates the Claim
The personal injury lawyer will begin investigating your claim. This includes reviewing the accident and your medical records. The injury lawyer will interview you about everything related to the accident, your injury, and your treatment.
The Calgary Injury Lawyer Makes Demands or Files a Lawsuit
Many claims get settled before a lawsuit is filed; if your injury lawyer thinks that’s the case, they’ll make a demand and try to negotiate a settlement. Otherwise, they’ll file a lawsuit.
The Discovery Process Begins
During the discovery process, both sides investigate the claims and defence of the other.
Mediation and Negotiation Period
Often both sides reach a settlement by negotiating or going to mediation.
If your claim goes to trial, the trial could last a day or a week or more.
Personal injury cases are complicated and take time to resolve; many of these steps can take months. A Calgary injury lawyer can discuss your case and give you an idea of how long it might take to complete.
If you need help collecting compensation for an injury you’ve suffered be sure to contact Edwards Injury Law. Edwards Injury Law has successfully fought for the injured for over 25 years. Move forward with dedicated help from a personal injury lawyer, contact us today if you or someone you know has been in an accident or injured.