Q: Once lawyer has your settlement check, they should be able to let you know when you will get your check?
A: They can let you know how soon you can get that part of the settlement that is free of liens--claims by Medicare, disability plans, others.
A: In theory, your attorney is supposed to distribute the settlement to you, any lien holders, and him or herself only when the check has cleared. It's hard to imagine waiting more than a week or two at the most for a settlement check to clear.
In addition to the problem of the check clearing there can be a much longer wait for a problem with liens. Suppose some of the medical bills were paid by Medicare or hospitals may also have liens on a case, it can take many months to get a response from them.
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