Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to receive my settlement or compensation after my case?

If you have won a lawsuit, congratulations! It can be a huge relief to know that justice has been served. However, one question that may be on your mind is: how long will it take to receive compensation?

The answer is, unfortunately, not a straightforward one. The length of time it takes to receive compensation after winning a lawsuit can vary widely depending on a number of factors.

In this brief article, we’ll explore some common factors that can contribute to the amount of time it takes to receive your compensation after a verdict has been given.

What is the biggest factor in determing how long it will take to receive my compensation?

One of the biggest factors that will impact the timeline is the type of lawsuit you have won.

For example, if you have won a personal injury lawsuit, it may take longer to receive compensation than if you have won a breach of contract lawsuit. This is because personal injury cases often involve medical bills and ongoing treatment, which can take time to fully assess and calculate.

Product liability (What is product liability?) lawsuits involving damages from defective products can also take a long time to receive compensation for the same reason as personal injury cases, but also because product liability cases may involve several parties.

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What if the defendant appeals the verdict?

Another factor that can impact the timeline is whether the defendant appeals the decision. If they do, it can significantly delay the process. The appeals process can take anywhere from several months to several years, depending on the complexity of the case and the court’s backlog.

Assuming there is no appeal, the timeline for receiving compensation can still vary. In some cases, the defendant may be required to pay the full amount immediately. In other cases, they may be given a deadline to make the payment, such as 30 or 60 days.

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What happens if the defendant simply does not pay?

If the defendant does not pay within the specified timeframe, you may need to take additional legal action to collect the money owed. This can further delay the process and add to your legal expenses.

In summary, the length of time it takes to be compensated after winning a lawsuit can vary greatly depending on the type of lawsuit, whether an appeal is filed, and the specifics of the case. It is important to work closely with your attorney and be patient throughout the process to ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to.

If you have any questions or need to speak to a lawyer, you can always contact the team at Schiffman Firm. Our experience trial attorneys offer free consultations and can help you discover if you have a case and provide guidance on your next steps.

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