Dealing with a Long Case?

May 26th, 2020

How to Handle Cases with a Life Span of Years

For those whose entire lives have changed in an instant, their personal injury cases can take an incredible amount of time to process. This stressful process can be daunting, especially considering that it can take years. So why does your case take so long, and how should you approach it?

Why Is My Case Taking So Long?

A city can only employ so many civil workers and judges; often, your case is constricted by court calendars. This can affect the length of your case before you ever begin an actual trial, if no settlement can be made. Then, there’s evidence gathering. It’s important to gather as much accurate evidence as you can. But between assembling documents, finding physical evidence, hiring experts to testify about the evidence, and talking to witnesses, it can take months from the case.

Of course, if the two parties can’t work out a settlement, taking the case to trial will elongate the case’s life span. Though, how long it takes exactly will depend on its complexity.

The Importance of Stress Relief

Taking care of yourself during this time couldn’t be any more important. Wherever you can, you should try to afford yourself some space from your phone and shut off your mind from your case. Anything that gives you great comfort or nostalgic feelings, from watching a good TV show to making new or old recipes, can improve your mental health.

Stress will only worsen your health, which is especially threatening toward your physical recovery. Try to get a massage or bath soak to help with the stressed body tension, and do whatever it takes to enjoy the present moment as much as you can. Meditation and slow breathing, even while in the courtroom, can help you also relieve your body tension.

Having a great attorney can help take the pressure off. Pick an attorney that has had experience with your type of case. Don’t overthink your case and the details of the incident, which you no longer have control over; your attorney will be happy to do that for you.