How long does it take to settle a car accident lawsuit?

How much time will it take to settle a car accident lawsuit? I hurt my arm in a car accident a while ago and I'm sueing the other driver, but at this point I'm wondering if it's even worth it because the lawsuit is taking so long.

I’m sorry to hear that your settlement is taking a long time. The timeframe of a car accident lawsuit is hard to determine since it largely depends on the complexity of the case. It’s possible that your case will last anywhere from a couple of weeks to months or years before you reach a settlement.
If anyone involved suffered extensive injuries or significant property damages, your case could take even longer to settle. Here are some common factors that can make your settlement take longer:
  • If there are any difficulties establishing liability or fault, that could extend the timeframe a bit.
  • Recovery time can also influence the timeframe. It can be hard for your lawyer to accurately assess the extent of the damages you’ve suffered before you’ve fully healed. So it’s unlikely that your case will end before your arm heals.
To make sure you’re covered for post-accident medical bills, explore your medpay options with the Jerry app. A licensed broker, Jerry can help you find and compare quotes from over 50 top providers for free. That way, you can make sure you’re getting the best rate before you settle.
Liz Jenson
Answered on Nov 01, 2021

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