You should receive money shortly after a settlement or a verdict if the case goes to trial. But generally speaking, it takes about four to six months or so for a case to settle. A check is usually sent within two weeks of that, and then it's ready for distribution within a week or two after that. The reason why it can take four to six months is because you don't want to settle immediately before knowing the full extent and range of your injuries. You want to go through some medical treatment, understand the full extent of your injuries, and only then, settle your case. We have found that cases can settle between three and six months, on average, after an accident.