Your post is unclear. is "He" a lawyer? By "filed a claim" do you mean there is a lawsuit?
If your accident was over 2 years ago and a lawsuit has been filed, the answer as to how long is something only your lawyer will know.
If you accident was over 2 years and no suit was filed, you get zero and the insurer stops negotiating. If that is the case you need to see a lawyer about suing your lawyer.
Folks like Allstate, State Farm and Safeway (to name three of the stingiest and most difficult insurers) are often very litigious and difficult to deal with. Even the better insurers tend to resist paying when they can. So some suits drag on a long time. If your lawyer has filed suit and has been responsive to you, that's good news.
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If a lawsuit was filed and is still proceeding, it may be more time before you receive money. You need to sit down with your attorney to get a full explanation of where the case stands at this time.
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Talk to your attorneya bout this issue. If a lawsuit has been filed, a resolution should be reached in the next 12 months -- either through trial or simply a negotiated settlement.
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The answers that the other lawyers provided to your question are very good. I do not have much to add other than you need to try to get an appointment scheduled to meet with your lawyer right away so as to avoid a statute of limitations issue, which in Georgia, is two (2) years from the date of the accident. However, there may be other circumstances which I am/we are not aware of which may extend the statute. Either way, you need to act quickly.
I think only your attorney can answer your question. Call him.
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