The litigation spanned months, from the day you met with an attorney for a free case evaluation to the day when both parties agreed on a legal settlement. How much longer do you have to wait for your settlement check to clear?
Depending on the type of civil lawsuit you filed, you can wait anywhere from one to six weeks to receive compensation for your lawsuit. Several factors play a role in determining the answer to the question, “How long does it take for settlement checks to clear from a case?” The type of settlement that you reach matters, as does the number of liens placed on your settlement by other parties. Liens represent the value of what you owe other parties, such as your healthcare provider and a business that repaired your motor vehicle. Working with an experienced lawyer can expedite the check settlement process.
The important thing to remember is you do not receive the settlement check after you win a civil lawsuit. Your attorney receives the settlement check and then takes care of paying other parties that have placed a lien on your money, as well as pays courts costs and legal fees. The key is to work with a lawyer who processes payments quickly. Otherwise, you might wait as long as six weeks after a civil trial to receive just compensation.
At Morgan & Morgan, our state-licensed attorneys process settlement checks quickly knowing that our clients need the money to pay for daily expenses. Since 1988, Morgan & Morgan has helped our clients recover more than $15 billion in monetary damages. Our online reviews demonstrate our commitment to building trust with each client, as well as operate with transparency when handling legal settlement checks.
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