Los Angeles, CA asked in Personal Injury for California

Q: How long does it usually take for Defendant to preoare and send the Release form? What can the Plaintiff do to expedite?

PI case in CA. Lawsuit pending. Defendant agreed to settle, but has not sent the release form. How long is considered too long?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar

A: A California attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. If it's an ordinary motor vehicle accident case without any unusual issues, it could simply be a matter of the carrier sending over their standard release. If it's a more complex case (such as those involving liens or other issues), or one where the parties or their attorneys are having difficulty coming to terms on certain issues, it could take considerably longer. Good luck

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