The shortest cases resolve in only a few weeks or so and without any formal litigation. That, however, is incredibly rare. But, sometimes your attorney can work directly with the other party or the insurance company to reach a swift resolution.
In other cases, litigation can continue for a year or more. Most cases fall somewhere in the middle. The more complicated your case, the longer you can expect it to take. You have some control over the length of your case because it’s up to you to accept or reject settlement offers.