Personal Injury Settlement Process and Timeline
Were you seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence in Wyoming? You may have questions about the personal injury settlement process and timeline.
How long is it going to take to resolve a personal injury claim?
I’m asked all the time by other lawyers in Wyoming and clients in Wyoming and people in general how long it takes to get a lawsuit resolved. Let me tell you, it depends on the case, and every case is different. It also depends on the court that you file the case in. Federal court is generally faster in Wyoming and has a much faster docket. It’s called oftentimes the “rocket docket.” You’re looking at about 9 to 12 months in the federal court case. With state courts, it depends on which part of the state you’re in and the judges that you have in that part of the state. I’m able to judge that depending on the location of the case because we file our lawsuits and personal injury cases where the injury took place. For instance, in the western part of the state, you have a different docket than you have in the eastern part of the state. I practice all over the state, so I know those things.
You’re looking at roughly a year to two years in one of the state courts to get the case resolved or settled. You always have to take the position that you’re prepared to try the case. If you’re not prepared to try the case, then you’re not going to get it resolved. Anybody can settle the case, but the real question is getting the right amount of money to settle the case justly. That’s what we do. If you have any other questions, please feel free to call my office here in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Were you seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence and have questions about the personal injury settlement process and timeline?
Contact experienced Wyoming personal injury lawyer Frederick J. Harrison today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
We can help get your life back on track.
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