How long do personal injury lawsuits take?

Personal injury lawsuits vary greatly in the amount of time they take. Some lawsuits are settled within months after filing, while other lawsuits take one or two years to complete. The more severe your injuries are, the more time your case is likely to take. Your personal injury lawsuit can take a shorter amount of time if you opt for a settlement, and can take a longer amount of time if you opt to go to trial.