How long after you close an injury case, do you get your money?

Asked on September 15, 2013 under Personal Injury, North Carolina

Answers:

Anne Brady / Law Office of Anne Brady

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

How long after you settle a personal injury claim that you get your money can vary greatly based on various factors.  The biggest one pertains to liens.  Sometimes treating physicians and chiropractors have liens against any settlement.  A good attorney will negotiate with those providers to lower the liens, which can take time.  If Medicare or any ERISA insurance plan paid for medical care, they will also have liens.  Medicare liens take a particularly long time to settle, as there is a process in place that must be followed with many steps. 

Anne Brady / Law Office of Anne Brady

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

How long after you settle a personal injury claim that you get your money can vary greatly based on various factors.  The biggest one pertains to liens.  Sometimes treating physicians and chiropractors have liens against any settlement.  A good attorney will negotiate with those providers to lower the liens, which can take time.  If Medicare or any ERISA insurance plan paid for medical care, they will also have liens.  Medicare liens take a particularly long time to settle, as there is a process in place that must be followed with many steps. 


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