Do multiple personal injury cases that get consolidated into one case take longer to get to trial?

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Do multiple personal injury cases that get consolidated into one case take longer to get to trial?

Asked on July 16, 2011 under Personal Injury, New York

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M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

In theory all the cases that are consolidated should all move together for discovery purposes and conferences, etc., and the cases - in theory - should be more complete with all parties present.  But in reality the answer is yes, more lawyers and more parties to coordinate generally means that it can take longer to schedule depositions (examinations under oath where the parties each tell their story) and conferences and to complete all the tasks required of them in the matter.   But listen if your attorney is on the ball and pushes the other parties then things should move along.  The attorney just has to be diligent about prosecuting the matter.  Good luck. 


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