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How Long Does a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Take?

Every personal injury and wrongful death case is unique. While some may settle quickly—even in a matter of months—other personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits can take an average of one to four years to resolve. Even if your case does not go to trial, settling your case takes time (while we perform a thorough investigation of your case).

Sometimes, if you aren’t working with legal professionals, it is possible that a particular case will resolve quickly, especially if the insurance company offers a low settlement and that settlement is accepted by the injured party.

We want to make sure that you receive the maximum value for your injury or loss. Therefore, our Chicago personal injury lawyers will never settle until we understand the extent of your injuries and the true impact of the defendant’s negligence.

The Quick Settlement Process

Arguably, many insurance companies are interested in pushing a quick settlement forward because they know it’s in their own interest, particularly when it comes to injured victims who may not have discovered the full depth of their injuries, especially those that can be slower to surface. The risk here is that you may end up with additional medical and/or rehabilitation costs later on that are then not addressed by the settlement.

Once that an agreement has been reached, it can also take weeks to complete the entire settlement process; thus, in total, it can take at least a full month for all of the proper documents to be processed and for the funds to be divided out.

Working With Experienced Professionals

Although working with experienced personal injury and/or wrongful death attorneys does not necessarily speed up the process (in fact, it can have the opposite effect, as an experienced attorney will first ensure that all official records have been gathered before moving forward), it does often change the strategy used by any insurance companies involved in your claim.

For over 35 years, the attorneys at Levin & Perconti have been working on claims involving insurance companies, and we know how the process works and how to make as favorable to you as possible. During the investigation and discovery processes, we constantly seek out the best opportunities for settlement. Years of experience have taught us the most effective ways to maximize your recovery, and we are not afraid to take your case to trial to get the compensation you deserve.

Learn More About Our Services

To learn more about our practice, or to discuss your potential claim with one of our attorneys, contact us at 312-332-2872 or toll free at 877-374-1417. You can also email us through our Online Case Evaluation form and one of our Chicago personal injury attorneys will call you back to discuss your legal options with you.