FAQ: How Long Will My Springfield, Missouri, Car Accident Process Take?
The Mann, Wyatt & Rice Midwest Personal Injury Firm is commonly asked: How long will my car accident process take? The question no doubt arises due to the fact that thousands are injured on the roadways each year, including in our area of Springfield, Missouri.
According to Mike Wyatt, founding partner at Mann, Wyatt & Rice, how long your personal injury 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 car 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 car 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.”
Mann, Wyatt & Rice Personal Injury Attorneys in Springfield
If you have been injured in a car accident in the Springfield area, we encourage you to contact Mann, Wyatt & Rice for a free consultation. Our team of attorneys has decades of trial and litigation experience, practicing in the areas of personal injury and car accidents.
The Mann, Wyatt and Rice Midwest Personal Injury Firm works on contingency fees, which means there are no upfront costs or hourly fees, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain!
Request a free consultation with our team of Springfield personal injury attorneys or contact us directly at (877) 768-2400. We look forward to speaking with you!