Brattleboro, VT asked in Insurance Bad Faith for Vermont

Q: How long should a Premises Liability claim response take. Claimant suffered TBI from slip and fall

Business sign/ fixed awning not cleared of ice and snow caused sidewalk hazard combined with irregular cement placement of sidewalk.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Insurance Claims Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Vermont attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. If you mean a response in terms of a basic acknowledgement, that could take several days or a couple of weeks. The carrier could request additional information to verify the claim. If you mean a response in the course of legal pleadings, such as an answer to a summons and complaint, that would depend on Vermont's civil procedure rules. Nationwide, that runs in the neighborhood of 20 to 30 days. If you mean a response in terms of negotiations for possible settlement, that could take months or years, depending on many factors. Good luck

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