The amount of time it will take you to settle your car Atlanta car accident injury claim will depend on how severe your injuries are. It is best to wait until you have healed as much as possible before seeking compensation. Most physicians will require 9 to15 months of care and treatment before giving a final opinion on a serious car crash injury. Once the doctor has made a final evaluation, your Atlanta accident attorney will make a demand to the insurance company. The attorney and the insurance company will negotiate a settlement. If an agreement cannot be made, your attorney will file a Georgia accident injury lawsuit. Most personal injury lawsuits are resolved within one year of filing.