As you currently have an attorney, it would not be appropriate for attorneys here on Avvo.com to offer specific legal advice as to your claim. Your question should be directed to your retained attorney, who is in the very best possible position to answer your question concerning time.
Mr. Lundeen is licensed to practice law in Florida and Vermont. The response herein is not legal advice and does not create an attorney/client relationship. The response is in the form of legal education and is intended to provide general information about the matter within the question. Oftentimes the question does not include significant and important facts and timelines that, if known, could significantly change the reply and make it unsuitable. Mr. Lundeen strongly advises the questioner to confer with an attorney in your state in order to insure proper advice is received.
I agree that you should direct this question to your lawyer. Of course, if the lawyer does not give you a satisfactory answer, you have the right to fire your lawyer and find one who gives straight answers, but I would definitely suggest you give your current lawyer an opportunity to answer your questions before taking such a step.
I am not licensed to practice law in Alabama but have done some work there on individual injury or death cases by admission pro hac vice. You do not make it clear whether or not suit has been filed. Ala. Code § 6-2-38 sets a two year statute of limitation. If suit has not been filed, then your case may have been irrevocably lost due to inaction. If suit has been filed, it can take an extraordinarily long time. My limited experience with Alabama litigation has been that there are not uniform rules setting a timeline for completion of cases, so that both pre-trial and appeal processes can take several years.
You should call your Alabama lawyer to discuss your case rather than relying upon the online advice of lawyers from all over the country.
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