Lawsuits take time. It's hard to understand, especially when you have what seems to be an open and shut case, but the legal process for doing a lawsuit the right way takes time. A "fast" case usually takes around a year from start to finish, and that can easily be extended depending on facts, discovery, and how complicated the case is.
Tips To Make It Through A Lengthy Case:
- Take a deep breath. When you have something on the line, it's easy and understandable to get in a hurry to hear a decision. Clients get flustered and anxious all the time, and it's completely normal. Just remember to stop and take a breath every once and a while. The process takes time, and you will get a decision eventually.
- Ask about the process. If you're wondering about why it takes a long time or where in the process your case is at, ask! Your lawyer will be able to sit down with you and tell you what's happening with your case and what you can expect moving forward as far as timeline and the specific process.
- Trust your lawyer. This is why choosing the right lawyer is so important. You have to be able to trust that your attorney is doing the best that they can to get you the justice and settlement that you deserve. When a case is tried the right way, even if it takes longer than you would like, the reward is usually worth it.