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How long does it take for a typical case to settle or get decided in court?

Each case is different, but our Norfolk personal injury law firm's default policy is to wait at least until our clients have finished the medical treatment before beginning the negotiation process with the insurance company unless there are extenuating circumstances dictating otherwise.  Once the insurance company has received our demand package, it takes between 2-4 weeks to for a review.  Almost always, your attorney will be able to tell if you case is going to be one that will settle without the filing of a lawsuit, or will need to undergo litigation to resolve.  Either way, your attorney will keep you informed as to the progress of your case.  Some cases resolve in a matter of months, other cases take over a year or more. 
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