Chicago, IL asked in Car Accidents for Arkansas

Q: Is there a overall time limit in civil procedure i.e. Negligence. Case. Like in criminal procedures fastest speedy trial

Automobile accident case Wanting to know if there's a time limit like in criminal cases fast and speedy trial or can it be strung out for years

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: An Arkansas attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you are able to discuss this with a local attorney familiar with Arkansas rules of civil procedure, as a general premise nationwide, there is no such time limit. The Sixth Amendment protection you're talking about applies to criminal cases. Civil cases could go on for years, depending on how discovery pans out, how far apart both sides are in their respective positions, and other factors. But if you and your attorney are able to come to terms with the other side, you are generally free to settle along the way. Good luck

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