A. The duration of cases can vary significantly. Some cases takes at least a year from the date of filing, and some may take just a few months. We understand your frustrations, but the more complicated your case is, the longer it takes to settle unless you are prepared to take pennies on the dollar and receive a lot less than you deserve. If you simply cannot wait and are thinking of settling your case early, you should still consult with a personal injury attorney and receive a fair and honest assessment or your situation.