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.
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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