Bronx, NY asked in Car Accidents for New York

Q: How long does it take to get the money from an accident ? If you have loans do the loans take the money?

My accident was in 2018 my lawyer told me it was settled and it was closed but he doesn’t give me clear answers. He said that if I had taken out loans that they might take it or Medicaid. But it’s been months. It is now 2020 and I still was not given the check. I give them time. And I wait. But nothing. I don’t know what to do. I don’t want to be rude and keep calling.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: If there are Medicare liens, those could take time to ascertain through NYC HRA. Some of the public agency-related liens could be handled by third-party contractors. The COVID situation has also resulted in delays. If your attorney is trying to negotiate the liens, that could take time too. But ultimately, your attorney knows what kind of timetable you're looking at. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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