Length of a McKinney Wrongful Death Case

The length of a McKinney wrongful death case depends on a lot of factors, many of which are outside of the control of the person bringing the case. Obviously, the quicker the case is brought, the quicker it gets finished. Similarly, the more prepared the attorney is, the faster a case will likely be completed. To begin filing a claim and working towards a prompt resolution of your case, contact an experienced wrongful death lawyer.

How Dockets Affect Wrongful Death Cases

Some courts can take many years to even get a first trial setting. That is something the attorney needs to consider when considering where to file the lawsuit. In some larger counties, such as Collin, Denton, or Dallas, there are multiple judges who could take the case. In other situations, there may have an option to file the case in a small East Texas or West Texas community in which there is only one judge. Some of courts are just slower and some of them are just faster, and there is no control over that.

An attorney should learn about the judge’s docket. They can learn about how serious that judge is about setting trials and about keeping those trial dates to help people push toward settlement. Every judge is different, and a lawyer should consider a judge’s quirks and traits to build an effective strategy.

Factors that May Affect the Length of a Case

There are several factors that can affect how long a wrongful death case ultimately takes. One is the specific type of action because different actions have different prerequisite requirements that can radically affect the timetables. Preparing a medical malpractice case adds at least six months to the resolution of the case, for example, due to the inherent complexities of a medical case.

In addition, depositions may delay a case process. Scheduling depositions, especially with professionals like doctors, is daunting. The more professionals that must be deposed, the more attorneys must be involved in the case and the harder it is to schedule those depositions.

Another factor is the number of experts that are involved. The more experts on a case, the longer it is going to take to finish depositions and move the case to settlement or to trial.

Hiring a Dedicated Wrongful Death Lawyer

The final factor that affects the length of a McKinney wrongful death case is the focus and dedication of the attorney. Some lawyers treat personal injury cases or wrongful death cases as a sideline hobby rather than a central part of their business. When working with a firm that does nothing but personal injury, a plaintiff gains an advantage.

Moreover, because wrongful death cases are contingency, nobody at the firm gets paid until the case is over, so the lawyer has every incentive in the world to handle a case in as timely a manner as they possibly can. When you are ready, reach out to a wrongful death attorney to schedule a consultation.

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