People are hurt in accidents everyday in the Providence area. Sometimes those accidents are caused because someone else was negligent or careless. In those situations some people who are hurt decide to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the person or persons who caused the accident. If you are considering a personal injury suit or you have already filed one, then you might wonder how long that lawsuit will take to be settled.
Whether or not your case goes to trial will play a big factor in how long it takes your case to be settled. According to the Legal Finance Journal, only about 4 percent of all personal injury suits go to trial. Meantime, according to statistics, those lawsuits that went to trial typically took much longer to settle. In fact, the average length of time it takes to settle a court trial in a personal injury suit is 23 months.