How long does it take to Resolve a Walmart Work Injury Non-Subscriber Case in Texas?
The time it takes to resolve a Walmart work injury non-subscriber case in Texas can vary widely depending on various factors, including the complexity of the case, the severity of the injury, and the willingness of the parties involved to reach a settlement.
This is a very common question we get when interviewing potential new clients. In short, the answer to this question is that it depends on how far along the potential client is in recovering from the injury suffered.
The truth is that some injuries take months to treat and to even years from which to recuperate. Once there is a good expectation of when an injured worker’s treatment will end, your next focus will be on whether there is a pre-litigation opportunity to resolve the case.
If pre-litigation negotiations are appropriate, the case could be resolved within weeks or a few months from when negotiations start. However, if the case has to be filed, the focus becomes how long the litigation process will take to reach some resolution in the case. It’s true that every case is different and therefore, what timeline you can expect in a litigated case varies from case to case based on several factors. There are no way to cut corners and still expect to get the best result in your case!
Factors That Can Affect the Timeline for Resolving Such a Case:
- Severity of the Injury:Cases involving more severe injuries that require extensive medical treatment or rehabilitation may take longer to resolve, as the injured party may need more time to recover before the full extent of their damages can be assessed.
- Liability and Dispute Resolution: If there are disputes about liability (i.e., who is at fault for the injury), it can prolong the resolution process. Negotiations or legal proceedings may be necessary to determine liability.
- Negotiations: If the parties are willing to negotiate a settlement, the timeline can be shorter. However, negotiations can still take time, especially if there are disagreements over the compensation amount.
- Litigation: If the case goes to court, the timeline can be significantly longer. Court proceedings, including discovery, pre-trial motions, and trial itself, can take several months or even years, depending on court availability and other factors.
- Legal Representation: Having experienced legal representation can expedite the process and help navigate the complexities of the legal system.
- Settlement Offers: If the insurance company or the non-subscribing employer makes a reasonable settlement offer early in the process, the case may resolve more quickly. However, if they dispute the claim or make lowball offers, it can prolong the case.
Having a Positive Result in Your Case
In short, there are several types of cases that could easily be resolved and brought to conclusion in lest than a year. We have found that cases that are able to be resolved in less than a year tend to have some of the following characteristics:
- The Injured Worker Has Completed Treatment for his/her injuries.
- The Injured Worker needs treatment that can be completed relatively quickly.
- There is no treatment necessary for the injuries.
- The liability and resulting injuries are clearly attributable to the employer’s negligence.
The key to having a positive result in your case is to devote the appropriate amount of time every step of the way in the case. Many times, as your legal representative, we have to make the other side sees why a judge, jury or arbitrator will conclude that the injuries were caused by the employer’s failure to provide a safe workplace. Sometimes, it takes more time than anyone wants but, you will find that devoting the right amount of time and effort will yield the best results in your work injury case.
Your Case Will be Our Priority! We Don’t Want Delay.
No matter how much time and effort your case requires, we will make it our priority to push it forward every step of the way. Our commitment to our clients is to explain where we are in the process of the case and when we could reasonably expect resolution. We meet our client’s immediate needs, focus on helping our clients recovery and do what is necessary to resolve the case in an efficient manner.
At Sandoval Law Firm, PLLC, as your attorney, I focus on making sure you understand the process and the plan that my firm is going to implement to get your life back! If you’ve been injured at work, do your research and give us a call!
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