How long does an insurance company have to pay a personal injury claim once an agreement has been met?

It has been 6 weeks and they have not even sent a release, is that typical?

Asked on September 25, 2010 under Accident Law, Maryland


S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

There isn't any set amount of time, but payment should occur shortly after the case has been settled and the release has been signed by all parties.  Since six weeks have elapsed without the release being sent, it would be advisable to contact the insurance company and inquire what is causing this delay.  It is NOT typical for six weeks to have elapsed since the settlement without the release being signed and payment being received.

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