Hello my name is attorney Frank Penney and this is the Legal Minute. How long will your case take? A simple case can resolve within a few months, a complex case can take several years. You could attempt to settle a case that anytime but it’s not advised to do so until your medical care and treatment is finished. The insurance companies don’t like to paper future medical care and will greatly scrutinize such a claim. So it is best to take your time and get better.