A: In Philadelphia, most slip and fall cases will be assigned timelines to ensure resolution within one to two years after the lawsuit is commenced. However, each case varies in terms of how long it takes to resolve because some cases will be resolved by a trial, and others by way of settlement or private resolution like an arbitration. Settlement negotiations could take several weeks or months, and arbitrations can take weeks to schedule.
Suggested reading: The Timeline of a Slip & Fall Lawsuit in Philadelphia
In the best case scenario, when there are no complex issues, a slip and fall case could be resolved within a year after the case is filed. This does not include the time for trial and any subsequent appeal(s).
It is important to note that slip and fall cases must be properly investigated before being filed. It is crucial to identify the right parties and have an idea of the nature and extent of the injuries and damages before filing the case. Read more about investigating accident and injury lawsuits.
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