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Posted over 2 years ago.

The problem is that , after payment was made and sitting in the PI trust account, the PI attorney said they are waiting for the results of the payment of the UM before they sign the release. Does that sound right ?

Alexander J Perkins
Alexander J Perkins, Personal Injury Lawyer - Miami, FL
Posted over 2 years ago.

Perhaps the your insurer should not have tendered the check without signed release or an agreement release would be signed. It sounds like the PI atty is waiting to see if they can get any money from the UM carrier before they release you. The bottom line is that your insurer should have ried to obtain a release and still should.

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Posted over 2 years ago.

That is what my insurance company told me. They sent the PI attorney a check and a release form to be signed. They cashed the check and it's sitting in a trust account. They are waiting for the money from the UM before they sign the release. From what i understand they have to get an approval from the UM and sign a release before any UM money is paid out. What methods can they use to try to obtain a release before the UM approval. I thought if they sign the release without the UM approval, they forfeit the UM money ! Am I correct ? Thanks

Alexander J Perkins
Alexander J Perkins, Personal Injury Lawyer - Miami, FL
Posted over 2 years ago.

Correct in that that tecnically the UM carrier can say they did not comply with the policy terms.