April 23, 2015

How long will it take to resolve my case?

How long a particular case will take to resolve is very difficult to determine. Some of the factors that go into determining how long a case will take to resolve include:

  • The degree of co-operation we receive from other people and institutions from whom we request records
  • The degree of co-operation we receive from doctors and other health professionals in providing us with copies of clinical notes and records, medical legal reports and prognosis reports
  • How quick you are to respond to our requests for information and documentation
  • The length of time it takes to arrange various assessments that are required with treating practitioners, rehabilitation consultants etc., as well as the duration it takes for these assessors to provide their reports
  • The degree of co-operation we receive from the defense lawyer(s) in arranging and conducting examinations for discovery
  • The length of time it takes for the defense lawyer(s) to arrange various defense medical examinations, which are usually scheduled after you have attended the assessments as required by your treating practitioners and our firm
  • Whether the defense lawyer(s) upon instruction of the insurance adjuster are amenable to holding a private mediation and whether it is in your best interests to attend one
  • The length of time after examinations for discovery have been completed for the Court to provide a date for a pre-trial conference as well as a trial date
  • The attitude and approach taken by the defense lawyer(s) towards the resolution of your case

As you can see, there are many factors that can affect the timing of resolution of a claim which are out of our control. It is therefore difficult to have a concrete timeline for how long it will take for your case to settle.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us.