Time Frame to Work Through a Wrongful Death Case

In Rhode Island right now, it takes approximately 2 and a half to 3 years from the time you actually file a wrongful death claim until you will receive a trial date and get your day in court. What I recommend or what I advise my clients when they come to see me is that in order to maximize your recovery on any claims especially a wrongful death claim, you have to be willing to go all the way through trial. Don’t look that as a quick settlement. There are a lot of firms out there that are looking for quick settlements. If you take that position, it’s gonna minimize your recovery. You have to be willing and ready to go the whole way. We’re willing to try this cases. We try this cases all the time but I always make it clear all my clients upfront that you’re probably looking at 2 and a half to 3 years before you get a day in court on a wrongful death case.

This informational blog post was provided by Mark A. Fay, an experienced Rhode Island Wrongful Death Attorney.

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