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From time to time, a client or friend of ours may ask us, How long does a lawsuit take? The amount of time it takes varies based on a number of circumstances but here are some general guidelines depending on the type personal injury case.

Workers Compensation

From the time treatment is complete most workers compensation cases settle within six to nine months.  If the case must be tried the average time is more than one year and less than two.  The more complex the injury the longer it takes, but ninety percent of cases are complete within this time frame.

Personal Injury – Auto

From the time treatment is complete, most truck accidents or auto accident cases  settle within three to six months.  If the suit is required the time from lawsuit to jury trial is generally a year.  The more complex the case the longer it can take.  The more defendants there are in a case, the longer it takes.

Medical Malpractice

While many cases settle before a lawsuit is ever filed, products cases and medical malpractice cases generally require a lawsuit.  The average time from suit to verdict or settlement is less than two years.

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Every year, more than 130,000 Americans are killed by falls and motor vehicles accidents resulting in preventable death. The National Safety Council recently released their 2017 Injury Facts, highlighting the main sources of preventable deaths from the past year. They report the lifetime odds of death from a motor vehicle accident are 1 in 114 and 1 in 647 for pedestrians.  We believe those numbers are too high.

Preventable Death Attorney

According to a study done by Johns Hopkins, medical errors account for more than 250,000 deaths per year in the U.S. This surpasses the CDC’s third leading cause of death, respiratory disease.

These preventable deaths are most often the result of negligence on the part of a third party.

Wolfgram & Associates knows how devastating a preventable death or injury can be for a family. In fact, we have skilled St. Louis injury attorneys who have dedicated their careers to serving the injured. Furthermore, our law firm has helped numerous clients assert their rights against negligent motorists and doctors in Missouri and Illinois.