Cases can take a long time to resolve. Even with an aggressive personal injury lawyer fighting for your recovery. What many clients do not realize is that cases typically cannot resolve until an injured client has recovered or at least achieved a static medical condition. This may take months and in some severe cases, years. The bottom line is, after the client's healing stabilizes, the real bulk of the case begins. Further, while some cases settle without going to court, others may have to go to trial. The time it takes from when a lawsuit is filed, up until a trial date can also vary from months to years depending on the court where the case is filed.
In summary, there is no way to know in the beginning of the case, how long it will take. An experienced attorney can often make a projection based on a variety of factors, but absolute guaranteed timeframes are impossible to project early on.