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How Long Will It Take to Resolve My Personal Injury Case?

Norfolk personal injury lawyers Ed Booth and Kevin Duffan talk about how long, generally, a personal injury case takes to resolve. Ed makes clear that each case is different and the length of time it takes for your case to resolve depends largely on the facts specific to your case. However, there are some general timeframes that Ed mentions to give clients a reasonable time horizon to focus on. In Virginia, civil cases can be filed in General District Court or Circuit Court. If your case is filed in General District Court, it will likely get resolved within six months. General District Court cases are valued at $25,000 or less. If you are pursuing financial damages aboe $25,000, you will need to file your case in Circuit Court. In that scenario, a personal injury case may take up to 18 months to get resolved. 


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