Now that your case is settled, you may have a couple of questions for your Vancouver accident injury attorney regarding how you can finalize your case. Here are a couple of common questions that clients have for their Vancouver accident injury attorney after a settlement has been accepted.
How Long Does It Take for Me to Get My Money?
Your Vancouver accident injury attorney can explain that there are still a few arrangements that must be made before you can actually receive the amount of your settlement. Typically, it may take between two and six weeks for the insurance company and your Vancouver accident injury attorney to finalize your settlement. However, there are exceptions to this general rule. For example, your Vancouver personal injury lawyer can explain that your case may take longer to be finalized if the process takes longer to complete everything that must be done for your case to be over.
What Has to Happen Before the Finalization of My Settlement?
Your Vancouver personal injury lawyer can explain the steps that must be fulfilled before your case can be completed. Some of the tasks may include:
- Your signing of a release of claims – this legal document states that you are giving up any right you have for further litigation in exchange for certain compensation;
- The signing of a release by your spouse – In some situations, your spouse may have separate claims that he or she can make, but the spouse may also need to sign a release so the insurance company knows that the litigation will be the final one regarding this particular accident; and
- Payment of bills – Your lawyer may be responsible for paying medical bills out of the settlement proceeds before you can receive the net amount.
A Vancouver accident injury attorney from The Law Offices of Loren Scott Etengoff may be able to answer any other questions that you have.