How Long Does a Personal Injury Lawsuit Take?

This video features Ronald J. Landau, a Personal Injury attorney based in New York.

Video Transcript:

Judy Maggio:

How long can you expect your personal injury case in New York to take? We ask New York lawyer Ron Landau for this AskTheLawyers™ Quick Question.

Ron Landau:

The standard answer—I give it to everybody, no matter what kind of case they have—two years will be on the short side, four years will be on the long side. Anything shorter than that? It's entirely possible, depending on the insurance company, depending on how many defendants I have. Construction cases may take a little bit longer; multi-party cases take a little longer. Obviously, if you're stopped at a traffic light and you're hit in the rear, that's going to be the fastest, shortest case. When you trip and fall and there's construction going on, you have a construction company, you have a construction manager, you have sub-contractors, all of whom get sued in the case, that could be a little bit longer.

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