Started by frustated , Dec 02 2013 11:51 AM
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Posted 02 December 2013 - 11:51 AM
I stay in Florida. I have an auto accident case that has been ongoing for 3 years and 1 month. We are up to the mediation point. How long does it usually take to get an appointment for mediation? It has already been a month since my lawyer said mediation is going to be set up.
Posted 02 December 2013 - 01:12 PM
How long it "usually" takes makes no difference. How long your case takes is subject to a variety of factors that we know nothing about and can't guess at. Your lawyer is the best person to answer that question.
I'm guessing that it's a substantial injury case and you are holding out for a lot more money than has already been offered.
That means that the case could drag on for a few more years.
Especially if mediation doesn't resolve anything.
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Posted 03 December 2013 - 08:53 AM
I have an auto accident case that has been ongoing for 3 years and 1 month.
Does this mean it's been three years and a month since the lawsuit was filed? Or three years and a month since the date of the accident? If the latter, when was the lawsuit filed?
How long does it usually take to get an appointment for mediation?
Really good mediators are usually booked at least a few months in advance. Given how long your case has been pending, I have to assume there is something unique and/or complex about your case, so I would assume you'd want a really good mediator (although, to be frank, "really good mediators" don't usually do car accident cases). On the other hand, if the parties are willing to be cooperative and flexible in terms of mediator selection, a mediation could be set up in a week or two.
It has already been a month since my lawyer said mediation is going to be set up.
Ok. Are you saying you haven't communicated with your lawyer in a month? If you don't understand why your case has taken so long to work out, you really need to have a sit-down with your lawyer.
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