A: The Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia County handles thousands of accident lawsuits each year. As a result, the court usually requires that motorcycle accident and car accident cases be expedited through the court system.
Most motorcycle accident lawsuits will be scheduled for trial within approximately one year of the filing of the Complaint, the formal document which begins the lawsuit. Read more about the initial steps in a Philadelphia accident lawsuit here. However, more complex motorcycle accident cases such as those involving products liability claims (i.e., a defective motorcycle helmet or defective motorcycle), often take well over a year to resolve, after the lawsuit is commenced.
Once the case is filed, the parties will engage in discovery which includes written discovery and depositions. After the parties complete discovery, the case will be moved along for settlement and eventually trial, if the parties cannot reach an agreement. While most cases eventually end in a settlement, settlement can occur at any time, even after trial has started.
Related injury and accident legal articles:
- Investigating Injury Lawsuits in Pennsylvania
- Discovery in an Accident or Injury Lawsuit in Philadelphia – What to Expect (Part 2)
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