Wondering how long your injury case will take to settle? Watch this video about the slip and fall claim timeline in Texas to find out.
How long will my slip and fall case take?
Unfortunately, there isn’t a crystal clear answer to how long your case will take. The first thing we have to know is the extent of your injuries, and we won’t know that until you’re done with your medical treatment or you’re at a stage in your medical treatment where it’s very clear what the extent of your injuries are. Once we know the extent of your injuries, we can submit a demand to the insurance company that outlines what happened, the extent of your injuries, and ask them for fair and just compensation. At that point, the insurance company normally has a few weeks to respond. If they respond with a number and it’s something we can work with, we try to negotiate a fair deal. Unfortunately, most of the time they don’t respond with something we can work with and we have to file a lawsuit.
After filing the lawsuit, we have to serve the defendant and they have 30 days to respond. Normally, there’s no issues with service, and when they respond they’re represented by an attorney. After the attorney responds, we call that attorney and we try to get a trial date, and then we have an end in sight. Hopefully, we can negotiate a fair settlement before that trial date, without having to go to trial, but if not, we’re ready to go to trial.
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