Panama City, FL asked in Personal Injury for Florida

Q: How long to wait for my check when approved for injury they said 3 weeks

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Francis M. Boyer
Francis M. Boyer
Answered
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: It is coming...It sometimes takes a bit longer because the check might have to be processed at the headquarters of the company, insurance company or not...The lawyer for the defendant usually does not have the money on hand if it is a settlement.

Brian F. LaBovick Esq.
Brian F. LaBovick Esq.
Answered
  • Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You should have to wait longer than 20 days. We anticipate the other side will try and stall when we settle a case and insist on a fast transfer of funds, certainly no longer than 20 days. Patience is not a virtue when money is changing hands. The faster the money transfers the faster you have use and interest income on your funds. There are provisions in Florida law that allow a seasoned personal injury attorney to assure the transfer happens in a timely fashion.

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