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How long does it usually take to get settlement money?

 
zombieintraining
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How long does it usually take to get settlement money?
I was in a bad car crash in the end if December (not my fault at all).
I got a lawyer and did a few months of physical therapy, and when the Drs finished my treatment, the lawyer said it could take a few more months for the insurance company to look over everything and figure it all out.

So my question is, for anyone who has been through this before, how long did it take for you to get your money?
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05/18/2010 11:40 AM
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This was my car after an old man ran a stop sign.
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05/18/2010 11:41 AM
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Re: How long does it usually take to get settlement money?
kitty No direct experience. But basically if it's an agreed settlement probably a few months. If you are contesting the amount then...who knows.

BTW Do not forget the cost of replacement vehicles and other reasonable out of pocket expenses. I hope you kept receipts.

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05/18/2010 11:42 AM
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Re: How long does it usually take to get settlement money?
If their insurance contests it, could be years.

I was summoned to jury duty for that type case.

Hope all goes well for you!
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05/18/2010 11:45 AM
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Re: How long does it usually take to get settlement money?
If their insurance contests it, could be years.

I was summoned to jury duty for that type case.

Hope all goes well for you!
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That would suck. But I hope that's not the case it's was a pretty clear cut accident and pretty severe. I'm lucky to have lived and with nothing too horrible happenig to me.
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05/18/2010 11:45 AM
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my mom was in a car wreck a like 9 years ago she had to have 3 surgeries so it took about 3-4 years. she got fuckin paid tho.

fuck goan and stambaugh.
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05/18/2010 11:47 AM
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When dealing with lawyers and insurance companies don't hold your breath...
Poor people do poor people things, and rich people do rich people things.

You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.

What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is the beginning of the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!

when you rob Paul to give to Peter ... ... ... you will always get Peters support!

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05/18/2010 11:48 AM
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The old man ran a stop sign and flipped my car. There were multiple witnesses.

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Re: How long does it usually take to get settlement money?
my mom was in a car wreck a like 9 years ago she had to have 3 surgeries so it took about 3-4 years. she got fuckin paid tho.

fuck goan and stambaugh.
 Quoting: lurch 955423

I couldn't get surgery because I'm pregnant.
I had just gotten pregnant when the accident happened, I didn't even know it yet. I found out a few weeks later.
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05/18/2010 11:50 AM
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Depends. How much does Rob Zombie owe you? Like so I can figure my cut.
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05/18/2010 11:52 AM
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If the old man was insured by Allstate, you won't see a dime for years. They will go to court.
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Depends. How much does Rob Zombie owe you? Like so I can figure my cut.
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???
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"It's my money and I want it now !!!"
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Re: How long does it usually take to get settlement money?
If the old man was insured by Allstate, you won't see a dime for years. They will go to court.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 391217

I'm in Florida, which is a no fault state, so my insurance company is actually going to be paying. ( don't ask me how that works, I don't understand.) I have Geico.
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"It's my money and I want it now !!!"
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It's your money, use it when you need it!

LOL.
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Re: How long does it usually take to get settlement money?
To many unknown factors to make a sound guess. I had a similar accident and it took two years to get a settlement.
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Re: How long does it usually take to get settlement money?
If the old man was insured by Allstate, you won't see a dime for years. They will go to court.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 391217


The best thing to do is get yourself healthy and try to not think about it. When it comes, it comes. Your emotional health is most important. That's why you have a lawyer, so you don't need to stress over it.
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05/18/2010 11:57 AM
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Re: How long does it usually take to get settlement money?
The old man ran a stop sign and flipped my car. There were multiple witnesses.

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 Quoting: zombieintraining



I used to handle cases like these when I was a paralegal. You have to finish treatment with your Dr. Basically, your dr. will have to say "this is as good as he's going to get." When your treatment is done, your lawyer will send out a "demand letter" to the insurance adjuster assigned to your case. They will review the demand and start negotiating an amount.

If fault is clear, it should not take that long. Just stay on your lawyer's ass to get that letter out when your treatment is done. Your lawyer must have all medical records, bills and your mileage in hand to prepare the demand.

There are certain things that can muddy the water such as any prior injuries that you have sustained before he accident.

If you reject their highest offer, then a lawsuit will be filed. That can take years to get to court. Sometimes a lawsuit must be filed to protect your statute of limitations on the case. This will happen if your not finished with your medical treatment before the SOL occurs.
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Sounds to me like there never was a "settlement". You may have won the case, but they can appeal the amount awarded.

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05/18/2010 11:58 AM
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i've seen people get it within a year of the accident..depends on the lawyer mouthpiece and the $ amount/negligence involved.
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Re: How long does it usually take to get settlement money?
The old man ran a stop sign and flipped my car. There were multiple witnesses.

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I used to handle cases like these when I was a paralegal. You have to finish treatment with your Dr. Basically, your dr. will have to say "this is as good as he's going to get." When your treatment is done, your lawyer will send out a "demand letter" to the insurance adjuster assigned to your case. They will review the demand and start negotiating an amount.

If fault is clear, it should not take that long. Just stay on your lawyer's ass to get that letter out when your treatment is done. Your lawyer must have all medical records, bills and your mileage in hand to prepare the demand.

There are certain things that can muddy the water such as any prior injuries that you have sustained before he accident.

If you reject their highest offer, then a lawsuit will be filed. That can take years to get to court. Sometimes a lawsuit must be filed to protect your statute of limitations on the case. This will happen if your not finished with your medical treatment before the SOL occurs.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 793124

I did all that already. So I'm gonna give my lawyer a call an see what's up.
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Whats the latest on your case zombieintraining?
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07/26/2010 10:12 PM
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Whats the latest on your case zombieintraining?
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Yeah, and um, are your eyebrows drawn on?
Poor people do poor people things, and rich people do rich people things.

You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.

What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is the beginning of the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!

when you rob Paul to give to Peter ... ... ... you will always get Peters support!

:Brieffromnativea:
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07/26/2010 10:14 PM
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Whats the latest on your case zombieintraining?


Yeah, and um, are your eyebrows drawn on?
 Quoting: BRIEF AND TO THE POINT

Oh FFS Brief!

We've gone over this already.
I have real eyebrows, but I like to use a pencil to fill them in.
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07/26/2010 10:18 PM
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Your eyebrows look very nice.

Any progress, you get paid yet or what?

What kind of vehicle did the old man hit you with?
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07/26/2010 10:19 PM
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Re: How long does it usually take to get settlement money?
it took me about two years to get a settlement on a work related injury. i had two surgeries and one year of physical therapy. i was just about homeless when i got the settlement, and it really was not that much money in the end.

they had a private investigator following me and taking pics. even thought i cleared every activity with my physical therapist, and even trained with her to do those tasks, the pictures they took definitely hurt me in the end.

my advice would be to move on and forget about it, if it ever comes, wonderful. i would have a game plan thought out ahead of time though to manage that money IF it does come
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07/26/2010 10:26 PM
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Re: How long does it usually take to get settlement money?
I was in a bad car crash in the end if December (not my fault at all).
I got a lawyer and did a few months of physical therapy, and when the Drs finished my treatment, the lawyer said it could take a few more months for the insurance company to look over everything and figure it all out.

So my question is, for anyone who has been through this before, how long did it take for you to get your money?
 Quoting: zombieintraining


LOTS of variables involved, and it can be only a month, or it could be as long as 2 years.
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07/26/2010 10:29 PM
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It depends how long it takes you to go around their house with a sledgehammer.
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I had a lady jump the median and hit me head-on on the Florida Turnpike about 3.5 years ago. No surgeries or really serious injuries, just a broken leg, cracked ribs, and a concussion. It took 15 months from the date of the accident for me to get a check.
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07/26/2010 10:44 PM
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I see that your windshield is shattered on the drivers side.If you slammed into it with your face they can deny the claim by saying that you weren't wearing your seatbelt.......
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Re: How long does it usually take to get settlement money?
they had a private investigator following me and taking pics.
 Quoting: malu


oh I wish someone would follow me! that would be so awesome, I am already pretty paranoid and check to see who is following me...BRING IT

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