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California Ranks High on the List of States with Fastest Civil Lawsuit Settlements


One common question among Palmdale car accident victims is just how long a Palmdale car accident personal injury case can take from soup-to-nuts. With few examples except for what we see on television or what we hear in the news, it can be difficult for Palmdale accident victims to gauge the timeline that a Palmdale personal injury accident case might take. A recent news article from local California news station KTLA takes up this matter by comparing the speed of California civil lawsuit settlements with those of other states. So, where, exactly, does California rank when it comes to the time it takes to resolve a case, and how long might your Palmdale personal injury car accident case take from filing to resolution? We explore those questions here.

Study Finds Average Wait Time for Civil Lawsuit Settlements Comparatively Short in California

According to the KTLA news article, which is supported with data from a study conducted by a Louisiana-based law firm, there were 27,788 civil lawsuits filed in California from March 31, 2021 to March 31, 2022. In that year-period, the study found that civil lawsuits (including “consolidated cases filed in previous years that became individual cases,” but excluding “deportation reviews, enforcements of judgments, land condemnations, prisoner petitions and recovery overpayments”) in California were settled in an average of 7.1 months. Only three states ranked higher than California for their speedy average settlement times, Nebraska (with 5.2 months on average), Vermont (with six months on average), and Georgia (with 6.1 months on average). In contrast, the study found that Louisiana is the state in which it takes the longest to settle civil lawsuits, with an average settlement timeline of 22.4 months to resolve.

How Long Will My Civil Car Accident Lawsuit Take to Settle in Palmdale?

While the study’s numbers are illuminating, Palmdale car accident victims still likely wonder how long their particular case will take to resolve. The answer is that it really depends on the unique facts and circumstances of each case. Typically, if a case is poised for early resolution through settlement, rather than going all the way through trial, a Palmdale car accident victim may see a quicker resolution to their case. However, some cases may take longer to settle out of court, or may even go all the way through trial. Accordingly, in order to determine how long your Palmdale car accident case may take to resolve, it is best to speak with an experienced Palmdale car accident lawyer as soon as possible.

Legal Help for Palmdale Car Accident Victims

If you were injured in a car accident in Palmdale, contact the experienced Palmdale car accident lawyers at the Trevino Law Firm. The experienced Palmdale car accident lawyers at the Trevino Law Firm are here to listen to your story to see if they can help you get compensation due for your car accident injuries. Contact the Trevino Law Firm for a free and confidential consultation today.



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