How long do you expect my personal injury case to take before it is resolved?
Litigation is a long process and every case is different. There are common stages to all Ontario personal injury actions, including:
- Starting a lawsuit (issuing a statement of claim): This must be done within two years of the date of the incident.
- Examinations for discovery: This generally occurs within about a year of the commencement of the lawsuit.
- Mediation: This generally occurs within about a year of the Examinations for Discovery.
- Pre-trial conference: This can occur within about a year of the Mediation.
- Trial: This can occur anywhere from 3 to 5 years after the lawsuit has been started.
A claim can settle at any point throughout this timeline.