I can't tell from your question if you have hired an attorney or if you have been offered a settlement by the lawyer for the insurance company. If a lawyer called you up and asked you if you have pain, that does not sound like you hired that attorney. Almost always to hire an attorney you have to go to their office and sign a retainer agreement and medical release documents. If an attorney offered a settlement to you they are from the at fault person's insurance company. If you agreed to settle for a certain dollar amount it usually takes between two and four weeks for the settlement to be final. If you have not hired an attorney you should contact a qualified personal injury attorney to look into this for you. Very few lay people know what a fair settlement amount would be. Insurance companies often take advantage of the lay public and offer settlements for much less than the case is worth. Be careful. If you have not hired an attorney, schedule an appointment with an attorney as soon as you can...Good Luck.
Do not fiddle around with this yourself and allow the insurance company to delay, deny and otherwise devalue your claim.
Personal injury attorneys nearly always give a free initial consultation.
The insurance industry’s own statistics indicate that once an attorney becomes involved, the value of any claim at least doubles.
Put those two facts together and it is in your best interest to retain experienced legal counsel at your earliest possible convenience.
I truly wish you the best.
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Did you hire this attorney? If so, it shouldn't take him more than a few weeks to request and receive the final records and bills and compile a settlement demand package. It usually takes about 3-4 weeks after submitting this to the insurance company for them to respond. BE CAREFUL, there are strict time limits on filing a lawsuit if you are not able to settle the case so consult with your attorney IMMEDIATELY to determine what this is in MS.
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