No individual can tell you exactly how long a suit will take to be complete right when you file the suit. It depends upon many variables. One, first and foremost, it depends upon the extent of your injuries and the extent of your medical treatment.
Here in Matt & Allen, we are very hesitant to give recommendations to the client to finish a lawsuit before they are released by a doctor. Larger suits, for example offshore cases, large and complex automobile accidents, tend to take longer. Smaller claims, and when I say small I’m not talking about the value of the claim, I’m talking about the facts surrounding the accident — for example, a two car collision — tend to be shorter.
Those tend to be about 8 to 14 months while larger claims go from about 12 to 24 months with a rare exception of some taking more than 24 months.