Well, by settling your own claim you probably got a lot less than you would have had your attorney settled it. Whenever I settle a claim, whether through pre-suit negotiations or mediation, I always include a provision where I must receive the check within 10 days of the agreement. I imagine you did not insist on same. If you did, kudos. Not sure why the insurance company says it needs to speak with your prior attorney, sounds like stalling to me as you have the responsibility to satisfy any lien your prior attorney may place against your recovery. You have your work cut out for you.
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