ANSWER: Every case is different. It depends on the complexities of your case; who are the defendant, who is representing them, and in what court is your case pending. For cases in the Greater Kansas City area, one can generally plan on a 12-16 month course between meeting with the attorney and any reasonable chance at a trial date. We make efforts throughout to resolve the case, if the opportunity arises. It may take a couple of months to simply investigate and evaluate your case. If we accept and file your case, it takes approximately a year thereafter to have any reasonable chance to resolve it through settlement or trial.