FAQ: How Long Will My Auto Accident Process Take?
A very common question the Mann, Wyatt & Rice Injury Attorneys gets asked is, “How long will my auto accident process take?” No doubt, the question arises due to the fact that thousands are injured on the roadways each year, including in our area of Hutchinson, Kansas.
According to Mike Wyatt, founding partner at Mann, Wyatt & Rice, how long your legal process will take depends entirely on the specifics of your case. However, below are a few scenarios and timelines to consider:
Medical Treatment is Ongoing
If you are still being treated medically, that treatment process will determine how long your auto accident case will take.
Medical Treatment is Complete / No Trial
If your treatment is complete and the case is being settled rather than going to a trial, it’s often possible to resolve your auto accident case in 30-90 days. The average case takes three to six months, however.
Medical Treatment is Complete / Going to Trial
“If we go to litigation, that’s when it’s possible that your case can take months and even more than a year when a jury is involved,” said Wyatt. “It’s very unlikely, but there are cases that go to a jury trial, through the appeal process and back to a trial process. Such cases can take years.”
Do You Need to File an Auto Accident Claim?
If you have been injured in an auto accident in the Hutchinson area, we encourage you to contact Mann, Wyatt & Rice for a free consultation. Our team of attorneys have more than 50 years of trial and litigation experience, practicing specifically in the areas of personal injury and auto accidents.
The Mann, Wyatt and Rice Injury Attorneys works on contingency fees, which means there are no upfront costs or hourly fees, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain!