How Long Does A Car Accident Trial Last

April 17th, 2024
Sheena Sodhi
Barrister, Solicitor & Notary Public

Many clients ask us how long a car accident trial will last in a personal injury claim. Understandably, individuals want to know how long it will take to resolve their case and whether they will have to endure a lengthy courtroom battle. While every case is unique, and the duration of a trial can vary depending on several factors, our goal at Gosai Law is to resolve cases efficiently and effectively, striving to avoid trial whenever possible.

Firstly, let’s address the question of how long a personal injury trial typically lasts. The truth is, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. A trial stemming from a car accident injury claim can last anywhere from a few days to several weeks or even months. The length of the trial is influenced by various factors, including the complexity of the case, the number of witnesses, the amount of evidence, and the court’s schedule.

Complex cases involving severe injuries or disputed liability may require more time to litigate, as both sides present their arguments and evidence to the court. Additionally, scheduling conflicts, procedural delays, and unexpected developments can prolong the trial process.

Why We Avoid Trial

Our team at Gosai Law makes every effort to avoid going to trial whenever possible. Why? 


Car accident trials can be time-consuming affairs, often stretching out over months or even years. During this time, clients may face additional stress and uncertainty, not to mention the suffering from an injury. By resolving cases outside of court through negotiation or alternative dispute resolution methods, we can often achieve a faster resolution for our clients.


Trials are expensive. The costs associated with preparing for and conducting a trial can quickly add up, including lawyer fees, court costs, expert witness fees, and other expenses. By settling a case out of court, we can help our clients avoid the high costs associated with prolonged litigation.

Emotional Impact

Going to trial can be emotionally draining for all parties involved, including the injured party and their family members. Reliving the trauma of the accident and facing off against the opposing party in court can take a significant toll on a person’s mental and emotional well-being. By resolving the case through negotiation, mediation, or arbitration, we can spare our clients from the stress and anxiety of a courtroom battle.


When a case goes to trial, the outcome is ultimately in the hands of the judge or jury. While we strive to present the strongest possible case on behalf of our clients, there is always a degree of uncertainty involved in litigation. By negotiating a settlement outside of court, we give our clients more control over the outcome of their case, allowing them to have a say in the resolution.

At Gosai Law, we understand that every client’s situation is unique, and we tailor our approach to meet their individual needs and goals. While we are always prepared to take a case to trial if necessary. We make every effort to explore alternative dispute resolution methods first, aiming to achieve a favorable outcome for our clients in a timely and cost-effective manner. By prioritizing settlement over litigation whenever possible, we strive to provide our clients with the best possible outcome while minimizing the stress and uncertainty associated with going to trial.

If you or someone you love is seeking help for an injury in a car accident, please contact our office. A consultation with us is free and can help you determine next steps. Fill out our Contact Us form or call us at (905) 595-2225.

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