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How Long Does It Take To Get A Car Accident Settlement?

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Q: How Long Does It Take To Get A Car Accident Injury Settlement?

A: It varies greatly on a case-by-case basis, but most settlements are paid out within about six to eight weeks.

However, the actual length of time that it will take for you to receive your money after your car accident lawsuit will depend on a couple of things.

If you receive a car accident injury settlement:

In general, most settlements are paid out within about six to eight weeks after they have been approved by the court and both parties. However, the process does not simply involve the insurance company mailing you a check.

If you win your case at trial:

In this case, the question of when you will receive your money is much more complicated. If the defense appeals the case, your case will have to go through the appeals process.

If the appeals court rules in your favor, the defense might appeal the decision to state’s supreme court, which could take up to a couple of years.

If the appeals court rules in favor of the defendant, your case could be returned to the trial court to schedule a new trial, which could greatly lengthen the amount of time before you can expect to be paid after your accident.

What Needs To Be Done In Order To Receive The Funds From A Car Accident Settlement?

After a settlement has been reached, the car accident attorneys will draft some release forms. They might negotiate back and forth about the terms before the release forms are finalized. You will then have to sign the release forms, which will be sent to the insurance company for processing. Some insurance companies process release forms relatively quickly while others delay payment.

Who Receives The Money After A Successful Car Accident Lawsuit?

Once the company processes your form and issues a check, it will make the check payable to both you and your attorney and send it to your lawyer’s office.

Once your attorney receives the check, he or she will deposit it into the firm’s trust account. The attorney will take out amounts to pay any medical liens from your health insurance company or doctors, expert witnesses, and other legal costs. He or she will subtract his or her agreed-on legal fees and send a check to you for the net amount.

Whether you are in hopes of coming to a settlement agreement or winning your case in a trial, it is strongly recommended that you seek out the best legal representation possible. If your car accident injury happened anywhere near the D.C., Virginia or Maryland area don’t delay – our car accident attorneys are happy to provide a free consultation right away.

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ONE: If you have suffered a serious injury, it’s best to call sooner rather than later. There may be impactful pitfalls nearing regarding your ability to file a claim that only the best injury attorney can foresee. It is likely in your best interest to call our firm first.

TWO: We are available for our clients 24/7… we understand that serious injuries are cause for trying times. Rest assured that we’ll never rest on your case until you get justice.

THREE: A Senior Partner at the firm will personally try or directly oversee your case each and every step of the way. You’ll have his own personal cell phone number should you ever have questions so that you’re never left in the dark.

Our firm has over 50 years of successful trial experience and can get you the justice you deserve after a serious injury. Still not sure who to trust? Check out our Ratings, Reviews, and Results!

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Our firm has won millions for injured clients.

Zukerberg & Halperin represents clients through the Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia areas.

Our office is conveniently located in Adam’s Morgan, but if you are injured and cannot make the trip, our attorneys routinely visit homes and hospitals.

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Reached a settlement far beyond what I could have ever imagined.

Settled my case for a substantial amount, beyond our expectation.

Extremely knowledgeable and answered all my questions thoroughly and quickly.

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Amazing staff got all my problems solved.

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The Zukerberg & Halperin Difference

Personal Attention

Navigating a complex legal case is difficult and confusing... our attorneys will take the stress of your case off your plate and keep in touch with you every step of the way.

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Give our injury attorneys a call and we will let you know our expert opinion regarding your case using the information we have... the call and consult are both free!

Fee Free Guarantee

Never pay an up front fee for injury cases... we're so confident in our ability to deliver justice for our clients that we won't take a dime unless you get paid.

24/7 Access

Being an advocate for our clients is in no way a 9-5 job. We'll fight for you 'round the clock. If we're retained, you'll have your attorney's direct cell phone number & can call with questions anytime.

Answers In Minutes

We're not a national firm. We don't refer cases out like some of our larger competitors. When you call us, we're responsive. We'll have an injury lawyer review your case and provide feedback as quickly as possible.

Full Transparency

Navigating the legal system on the path to justice is a long and winding road. But, make no mistake, we'll always be honest and upfront with you about where your case stands... you'll never feel left in the dark!

Recent Million-Dollar Verdicts

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Recent Million-Dollar Verdicts

$ 37 Million
Truck Accident
$ 1.35 Million
Construction Accident
$ 6 Million
High-Speed Accident
$ 2.99 Million
Prisoner Accident
$ 3 Million
Gunshot Victim
$ 6.2 Million
Skiing Accident

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At Zukerberg & Halperin, we want to earn your trust so that our law firm is the first and last call you need to make after a personal injury accident. We look forward to proving to you that your case is in good hands when you speak to us about your legal claim. Know that speaking with us is free and you will pay no fees unless we win and help you receive the justice you are due.

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Speak With An Injury Attorney You Can Trust

Have one of our attorney review your case for free!

For any legal practice area, trust is an essential, non-negotiable pillar of the attorney-client relationship. We take our obligations seriously when we provide you with honest, no-nonsense feedback after you call or reach out to us online.

At Zukerberg & Halperin, we want to earn your trust so that our law firm is the first and last call you need to make after a personal injury accident. We look forward to proving to you that your case is in good hands when you speak to us about your legal claim. Know that speaking with us is free and you will pay no fees unless we win and help you receive the justice you are due.

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