We can’t give a fixed length of time for the resolution of any animal attack case. The most we could do is to give a range, say from a couple of weeks to several months, which would still be inexact and might even confuse other people.
The best approach to determining the time it takes to resolve a case would depend on several factors, the primary of which is the severity of the wound or injury.
The extent of physical damage on the victim impacts the speed of the resolution of a case. If the victim’s injuries are too extreme, then he/she might need some time to recover before he/she can file a case or negotiate a settlement. The state of the injuries would also predict how much damages should be demanded from the owner, and it would take a bit of time to arrive at a reasonable understanding of the treatment and costs of a victim’s full recovery.
Other factors to consider would be the availability of evidence that can help move the case forward. Evidence can come from eyewitness accounts, CCTV footage, etc. The discovery process in a lawsuit usually takes half a year at the shortest. Again, the duration of this phase depends on the information that both parties want to present.
Another issue that can delay the case is if the other party is determined to escape liability. In that case, you should have an experienced lawyer that can develop a counter-strategy and help you win your case.