Wrongful Death Settlement Timeline

Did you lose a loved one due to someone else’s negligence? Watch this video about the wrongful death settlement timeline to learn how long a case may take.

Question:

How long will a wrongful death settlement take?

Answer:

Wrongful Death Settlement TimelineWe’re often asked by clients how long wrongful death cases take to resolve. Every case is different. First, liability must be argued and determined, and then damages are a separate and distinct measure. It can be more complex if the decedent had income and assets to factor in; at that point, we would have an economist get involved. There are also several additional steps because, with a wrongful death matter, there needs to be an estate opened up, so we often work with estate lawyers to get that rolling. When a case is going to be wrapped up, because the person who was initially harmed is no longer with us, we sometimes need surrogate court’s approval for the final resolution and to have that then be processed, depending on how it’s resolved, through the estate.


Have you lost a loved one or family member due to someone else’s negligence and have questions about how long a wrongful death case will take?
Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation with our experienced Buffalo wrongful death attorneys.

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