Wrongful Death Settlement Process and Timeline
Have you lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence? You may have questions about the wrongful death settlement process and timeline.
How long does it take to resolve a wrongful death claim?
Wrongful death cases in Wyoming take some time to resolve, of course. Part of the time needed is to prepare, and of course, there’s a very short statute of limitations of two years on a wrongful death case. The sooner we get to work on a case like that, the better chance we have to preserve the evidence and gather evidence. You’re looking at from the time that we get the case until the end of the case somewhere between a year and three years in a wrongful death case because of the time it takes to prepare; and of course, we have to file suit fairly soon because of the short statute of limitations. We have to take all that into account. If the case is in a federal court, once it’s filed, we’ll be at trial between nine and twelve months or settle the case during that period of time. In state court, it’s slower, unfortunately. It will probably be somewhere between two years and three years if the case resolves, so it depends on what kind of court you’re in. Of course, our philosophy is we prepare the case as if we’re going to try the case, because you may very well have to try the case. If you’re going to get an accurate settlement, a real settlement on the other side, you have to be prepared to try the case. Always keep that in mind, and feel free to call us at our office in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Have you lost a loved one in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence and have questions about the wrongful death settlement process and timeline?
Contact experienced Wyoming wrongful death 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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