How long will my slip and fall case take? 12 Answers as of June 12, 2013

I had a sip and fall in a store water or some type of liquid was there. I have a lawyer. How long does a case like this take?

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Law Offices of Ronald A. Steinberg & Associates | Ronald A. Steinberg, BA, MA, JD
A long time. In case you were not told, you could lose and get nothing.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 12/26/2012
Paul Whitfield and Associates P.A.
Paul Whitfield and Associates P.A. | Paul L. Whitfield
When you are fully well, when all reports and bills are provided to the carrier, if there is liability you may get paid in 30 days. Slip and fall cases are not well thought of (pay attention to where you are walking is what the insurance co says) so don't expect much.
Answer Applies to: North Carolina
Replied: 12/20/2012
Andrew T. Velonis, P.C.
Andrew T. Velonis, P.C. | Andrew Velonis
There is no set answer. It could take a few months, or a few years.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 6/12/2013
Lombardi Law Firm
Lombardi Law Firm | Steve Lombardi
It's not possible to state with any certainty. These types of cases in Iowa can take between six months and two years to complete depending on the strength of the liability and damage case.
Answer Applies to: Iowa
Replied: 12/20/2012
David F. Stoddard
David F. Stoddard | David F. Stoddard
Your lawyer is the best one to answer this. A case can end at any time a settlement is reached, which can be as early as a moth or two after you are released from the doctor. Some cases take longer to settle, such as six months to a year. Some cases cannot be settles and take as much a 3 years or more.
Answer Applies to: South Carolina
Replied: 12/20/2012
    The Law Office of Stephen R. Chesley, LLC
    The Law Office of Stephen R. Chesley, LLC | Stephen R. Chesley
    There is no timetable as to when a case will be completed. The statute of limitation is three years. That is the time in which you have to actually start A lawsuit.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 12/20/2012
    Peters Law, PLLC
    Peters Law, PLLC | Mark T. Peters, Sr.
    You have a lawyer, so you should talk to your lawyer about that. Every case is different and your lawyer has the most information regarding the situation.
    Answer Applies to: Idaho
    Replied: 12/20/2012
    Adler Law Group, LLC
    Adler Law Group, LLC | Lawrence Adler
    He has 2 years to sue and if it doesn't settle prior can last up to 2-3 years after suit is filed. Settlement can come at any time.
    Answer Applies to: Connecticut
    Replied: 12/20/2012
    Victor Varga | Victor Varga
    You already have a lawyer. Ask them.
    Answer Applies to: Maryland
    Replied: 12/20/2012
    Steven Kalishman, P.A.
    Steven Kalishman, P.A. | Steven J Kalishman
    Depends on the store and their insurance company. You need to wait until you have finished your treatment and have reached Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) before making a demand.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 12/20/2012
    The Law Firm of Stephen M. Reck, LLC
    The Law Firm of Stephen M. Reck, LLC | Scott D. Camassar
    It could take a few years. It depends on whether you have to file suit and if so, how fast you file where you file matters too, some courts move faster than others. Talk to your lawyer if you have concerns.
    Answer Applies to: Connecticut
    Replied: 6/12/2013
    Mishkind Law Firm, Co., L.P.A.
    Mishkind Law Firm, Co., L.P.A. | Howard Mishkind
    It is very hard to predict with any certainty. Slip and fall cases can be difficult to settle due to Ohio law. Many insurance companies will refuse to settle or will offer a very low amount that may seem insulting to you. Your lawyer may have to file a lawsuit to force the other side to take the case seriously. Thereafter, the length of time until your case goes to trial can be anywhere from 1 to 2 years from the date that the lawsuit is filed. Hope this helps.
    Answer Applies to: Ohio
    Replied: 12/19/2012
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