The length of time it will take for your injury case to resolve is dictated by several factors that are different from one person to the next.  Your injury case is unique to you, just like your bodily injuries are unique to you.  This makes it very difficult to compare your injury case to another and come up with an accurate time frame of how long your injury case will take to resolve.

The following list will also give you an idea of what factors are crucial in determining that length of time:

1.  How long will it take for your body to heal to pre-acccident status?
2.  How long will it take for your doctors to complete their medical findings on you?
3.  How long will it take your injury attorney to present the medical findings in your demand package for the insurance to review?
4.  How soon will your statute of limitations expire?  Do you have a year, or less?
5.  Is a lawsuit going to be necessary on your injury case due to factors that are not in your control?  Such as multiple injured parties who are injured by the same at-fault party and have not completed their medical care; or the settlement offer being made by the insurance claims adjuster is not fair, etc.

What You Should Know:
As you can see, just based on the few reasons above, measuring accurate time on an individual's injury case can be difficult; of course, estimates in time can always be made.  You should just make sure the lawyer that represents you in your injury case has given you estimated time frames on what will happen on your case when certain things occur.  For example, what is the estimated time frame after you are released from all medical care for the demand package to be completed?  Or, what is the estimated time frame once the insurance company receives your lawyer's demand package for settlement?

What I do to Communicate Time Frames with My Injury Clients
In my San Diego injury law practice, I let each client know the process in terms of estimated time frames when they complete a certain part of their case (as listed in the above paragraph). I periodically check in with my clients, and their doctors when they are receiving medical care, and then after medical care is completed, I send each client a written status letter advising them of their demand package, and time line estimates.  Communication is key!