This is one of the most difficult questions regularly asked by clients to answer. Your case may go through several different phases before it is resolved. Immediately, after the accident you will have to seek medical attention for your resulting injuries. You may have to treat with several doctors, receive medical testing, and go through treatment procedures to determine the type and severity of your injuries. Once your injury has been identified and treatment has begun, your attorney will attempt to negotiate a settlement on your behalf with the insurance carrier of the negligent party. If a settlement cannot be agreed to within a reasonable amount of time, your attorney should next file a law suit on your behalf. The Florida rules of civil procedure govern the amount of time that it takes to fully litigate and try a personal injury case in civil court. This time can be lengthy based on factors such as the jurisdiction, the caseload of the judge, and complexity of the cause of action.
One of our goals at the Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, is to ensure that we handle your claim in the most time-efficient way possible. We will attempt to move your case through pre-suit negotiations as quickly and effectively as possible. Most cases will move through this phase within four to six months. However, we will never ignore the best financial interests of our clients just to see that a case is resolved sooner rather than later. Our number one goal is to represent our clients in the most honest and effective way possible. Contact the Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, today for a free case consultation.