A slip and fall claim’s timeline is case-specific, which means it varies based on the circumstances. However, it could take anywhere between 10 months to almost 2 years to reach a settlement.
To get the most out of a slip and fall settlement, it’s best to wait until your reach optimal medical improvement or a clear indication that you’ve suffered life-long injuries.
The former means that your doctors have done all they good to improve your condition. Once established, it also means that the extent and severity of injuries can also be established.
As with any other personal injury claims, slip and fall cases need patience and proper timing. Cases in this category take longer than car accident claims but shorter than medical malpractice claims.
Filing a claim a little too early may lead to getting the inappropriate settlement amount. Waiting too long may also lead to going over the statutes of limitations. Doing so will prevent you from taking further legal action to receive compensation.
This is why it’s also important to get in touch with a lawyer a few days after the accident had occurred. An experienced lawyer can determine whether you have grounds to file a claim along with the best course of action.