How Long Will My Personal Injury or Wrongful Death Lawsuit Take?

Wrongful Death Attorneys Serving Chicago and Surrounding Areas

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.

Margaret, Daisy and Bryan. This magnificent cohesive team led by Margaret represented us for my mom's nursing home wrongful death case. They were most patient and responded timely to many questions throughout the entire process. All demonstrated professionalism and extensive knowledge of case and state laws. Their in-depth investigative work uncovered details which were unknown to us and yet sadly confirmed our suspicions. We would recommend the Levin and Perconti Law firm and especially this team. Kathy and Ron
Mr. Levin, Mr. Perconti and the firm handled a medical malpractice suit for my family. During that time, my family and I suffered the loss of my mother. Mr. Levin and Mr. Peconti were more than just our lawyers. Words can’t really express our gratitude. My family and I will always be grateful for the compassion that they showed us. I want to thank you for what you did for my family, and for always being there for us. W.R., Medical Malpractice Client
Our deepest appreciation to the law firm of Levin & Perconti, and in particular to Margaret Battersby Black, in the handling of the lawsuit we field n behalf of our sister who sustained life-threatening injuries as a nursing home resident. Margaret’s representation, guidance, and professionalism gave us the sense that we could put our trust in Levin & Perconti and the final outcome proved that to be true. D.G., Nursing Home Client
I want to send my heartfelt thanks to John Perconti and the Levin & Perconti staff in taking our case. Not only were they so professional but also so caring and thoughtful. It was very difficult going over the facts in our mother's case but they were so compassionate and understanding and allowed us to be with them every step of the way. We were able to sit in on the depositions and we were really able to see how hard they worked on our behalf. M.R.Z., nursing home client
Mr. Levin, Mr. Perconti, and the firm handled a medical malpractice suit for my family. During that time, my family and I suffered the loss of my mother. Mr. Levin and Mr. Perconti were more than just our lawyers. Words can’t really express our gratitude. W.R., medical malpractice client