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October 9, 2023

How Long Does It Typically Take for a Car Accident Attorney to Resolve a Case?

Car accidents are common occurrences on Rhode Island roads. They can result in injury and even death. When faced with medical bills, an inability to work and personal pain and suffering, knowing what to expect after a car accident—such as how long it typically takes for a car accident attorney to resolve a case—is important.

The car accident attorneys at Mandell, Boiscair & Mandell, have decades of experience helping victims of serious injury get justice. We are here to review your claim, discuss the legal process, and provide you with a realistic estimate of how long it may take to resolve your car accident case.

To schedule your FREE case review at our Providence office, please call (401) 273-8330 today. Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell welcomes clients from all areas of Rhode Island.

What Are the Steps in a Car Accident Case?

While every car accident is unique, these claims share similar elements. These often include:

  • The Initial Consultation: This is when you will meet with an attorney to discuss your case. This visit should be free of cost and obligation.
  • The Investigative Process: During this step, your lawyer will gather evidence such as police reports, medical records, and witness statements to establish liability. A formal Accident reconstruction by an expert may be necessary as well to fully determine fault.
  • Filing the Lawsuit: The official declaration of legal action, a lawsuit, is filed after sufficient evidence has been collected.
  • The Discovery Phase: During the discovery phase, both sides will gather evidence to support their case. This can involve depositions, working with expert witnesses, and more.
  • Negotiations: After a strong case is built, attempts are usually made to settle. A large majority of car accident claims are settled during negotiations.
  • Trial: When a settlement cannot be reached, the case may proceed to trial where it can be heard by a judge and jury.
  • Resolution: Either a settlement or a court decision will bring closure to the case.

The car accident lawyers at Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell welcome the opportunity to meet with you for a FREE consultation at our Providence office. There, we can listen to your story, discuss the process your case may take, and help you decide whether filing a car accident claim is the best way to seek fair and full compensation. 

How Many Car Accident Claims End Up in Court?

The U.S. Department of Justice reports that only about 4-5% of personal injury cases go to trial, the rest are settled. It is important to remember, however, that not all settlements or trial verdicts favor the victim. Even if your case is likely to settle, having an experienced car accident attorney on your side can help to ensure the best outcomes.

While there is no set amount of time a car accident case will take to resolve, settlements tend to be much faster. During your initial consultation, we will carefully review your claim to help you determine how long it may take for our car accident attorneys to resolve your case.

Why Choose Us for Your Car Accident Case?

Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell has proudly served Providence and surrounding areas of Rhode Island for decades. Our experienced and dedicated car accident lawyers are known for their: 

Unmatched Experience

Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell is a nationally recognized law firm specializing in personal injury cases. We have been recognized, multiple years in a row, as one of the Best Law Firms in America by US World & News Report. Several of our lawyers have received awards and recognitions as well. These recognitions are a testament to our dedication and experience. We are motivated instead by a relentless desire to help injured individuals and families get the justice they deserve.

Personalized Service

We take time to understand how an injury has and will continue to impact every aspect of your life. We listen to your story, allowing you to express exactly what you need, and enabling us to provide service that addresses all of your concerns.

While compassionate in our approach, we never falter in the strength with which we handle our cases. We are here to take your claim as far as needed to help you receive the full compensation you are due.

Proven Track Record

The car accident lawyers at our firm have secured many significant verdicts and judgments. We understand the challenges faced by victims of serious injury—from insurance companies, medical institutions, and more—and are committed to standing by your side, every step of the way.

Our NO FEE Promise

Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell handles all cases with our No Fee Promise. This means that you only pay for our legal services after we have obtained compensation for you. From your initial consultation through the resolution of your car accident case, you will not be billed for our services until you have secured compensation.

During your complimentary case review, we will provide honest and upfront information about our contingency structure so that you are comfortable with any agreements you make.

Learn How We Can Help You Resolve Your Car Accident Case

When you are injured or a loved one is killed in a car accident, knowing where to turn for help might seem overwhelming. We are here to ease the process, enabling you to focus on recovery while we handle the particulars of your case. 
To schedule your FREE case review at our Providence office, please contact Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell right away. If your injury has made travel difficult, one of our experienced lawyers can come to your location to discuss your case. Reach out today to learn more.