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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Wolfgram Law CharityLorena was born and raised in the Philippines. She started working with me eighteen years ago after moving to St. Louis to marry one of my high school friends.  She was college educated in the Philippines with a degree in accounting. In addition to helping me keep the books at my practice, Lorena has helped me grow our STL law firm from one attorney and paralegal to the four attorney firm we are today. Furthermore, she gave me the confidence to take on a passion for restoring historic buildings in the Central West End.  I would not be where I am today without her. Lorena is hard-working, dedicated, honest and funny. She has been my dedicated  “work-wife” for these many years. Lastly, Lorena, lives in Olivette with her husband Mike, an IT specialist at Wells Fargo. She is the mother 15 year old twins Bernie and Christina who attend Ladue High School.