A car accident lawsuit can take as little as six months to settle or up to three years. It depends on a multitude of factors. The first of course is how egregiously a person was injured. Are they receiving from medical treatment for two months or two years? The second thing of course is whether or not the insurance claim is accepted by the person who hurt you. If they accept the claim and pay your medical bills, no lawsuit’s usually necessary. However, sometimes the insurance companies won’t pay those bills and suit has to be filled. In that case litigation make take years to go to jury.