There is no specific answer, but the more seriously hurt someone is, the longer their case will take unless there is a limitation on how much insurance there is. If there’s adequate or substantial insurance, those type of cases, where there are significant injuries, are the cases that will normally go through the legal system in court up to the point of the trial. Whether or not the case goes to trial, that’s irrelevant, but that’s usually where a case with significant injuries will go in the court system up to the point of the trial.
An average case with significant injuries could take anywhere from two to three years to get to trial, generally speaking, as long as the case is moved promptly through the court system. There are other matters where the injuries are not as severe and insurance limits determine how long the case will take to resolve. Obviously, the goal of every client who gets hurt and the lawyer who represents those clients is to resolve the case. You always want to resolve the case for the best amount of money possible and the best circumstances to make you want to resolve the case. This means that to go forward there is danger and things could get worse for you in terms of dollars. Those are beyond the scope of this question. Cases could take anywhere from months to two to three years to go to trial.
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