This is a very difficult question to answer in just about any lawsuit, but particularly wrongful death. Every case is entirely different. As an Orlando deadly accident lawyer, I often must evaluate many different laws to determine whether someone can be held accountable.
The basis of liability in wrongful death lawsuits varies from legally straightforward car accidents with a clearly at fault driver, to trucking accidents where multiple parties are involved but all denying and fighting over liability, to much more complex medical malpractice or pharmaceutical liability cases, or premises or products liability cases, which often involve extensive study of medical records by experts, lots of legal technicalities every step of the way, defendants who fight harder to avoid liability, and many other possibilities.
Yes, But How Long Does A Wrongful Death Lawsuit Last?
We understand that most plaintiffs would prefer to resolve their case as soon as possible. We will try to honor that need but also stay committed to maintaining an objective perspective, analyzing both the law and facts with extraordinary care, and taking the time needed to fully prepare our cases.
That being said, the average wrongful death case might last 18 months to two years, but can take longer (even much longer) if more complicated issues are involved, or if more money is at stake (which means that defendants often utilize every evidentiary, tactical and procedural maneuver possible to extend the case, such as complex motions and appeals).
I Would Be Honored To Help You Sort Through Your Options
If you would like to get a better idea of how long your potential wrongful death case might take, please give me a call. I’m happy to talk with plaintiffs about potential claims at any time and provide my cell phone on my website for that very reason. You will never be just a number with me and can expect and will receive very personalized and compassionate service every step of the way.