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August 11, 2020

Personal Injury Lawsuit Timeline in California 

If you have never filed a car accident claim or lawsuit in California before, you probably have a lot of questions. One of the questions you have is related to how long your claim will take from start to finish. 

It’s really not possible for anyone to give you an exact personal injury lawsuit timeline in California, but we can give you an idea as to how long the overall process will take.

Timeline for Filing a Personal Injury Claim

The beginning stages of a car accident claim can take a few weeks to several months. This is the investigation and evidence gathering stage. You need to collect as much evidence of fault, injuries, and damages as you can. 

For someone with minor injuries, this might only take a few days or weeks. For others, this stage can take several months to up to a year or longer. This stage is vitally important, though, so make sure to take your time.

The next stage of the car accident claim process is putting together all of your evidence and calculating your claim’s value. This includes figuring out how much money you’re owed for the accident. 

You could be compensated for lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of life enjoyment, and more. This stage could take a few weeks. It could be faster if you have help with claim paperwork and with calculating your claim’s value.

The final stage of the car accident claim process is negotiating with the insurance company. This stage could take a few days to a few months. It depends a lot on the insurance company. If the company refuses to pay your settlement demands, insurance negotiations could take a while. Although court is rare, your case could take longer if it goes to court.

Call a California Personal Injury Lawyer

The personal injury lawsuit timeline in California will vary, but an injury attorney could help your case move faster. Reach out to a California personal injury attorney for help with your claim. Kohan & Bablove LLP can be reached through the online form below or you can call 1-844-404-2400. Get your free case review today.