It can take anywhere from a few months to a few years to settle a car accident lawsuit.
The time it takes to settle a lawsuit depends on the following:
- The complexity of the case. Some cases are very complicated and require more time to investigate and gather evidence. For example, the case may involve multiple parties or there may be multiple injuries.
- The amount of insurance coverage available. If there is only one insurance company involved, then it should be easier to settle the case than if there are multiple insurance companies involved. In addition, if there are many injuries, then it will take more time to settle the case because the insurance company must make sure that all of the injuries are accounted for.