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Injury claimPrior to receiving a settlement check, there are a few things that you should be aware of regarding the process. Before any funds are dispersed, your Orange County personal injury attorney should inform you that you will be required to sign what is known as a release in order to officially settle your claim. This release states that you agree to surrender your right to sue any person or entity that may have been responsible for the injuries that you suffered. Once the insurance company receives the signed document, your funds will be released to your attorney.

It is from these funds that your lawyer will be expected to pay off various items that may be outstanding at the time, such as any unpaid medical bills, attorneys’ fees, out-of-pocket expenses and any other claim-related costs. Further, if any other insurance companies have covered expenses on your behalf, such as an auto insurance company or a health insurance company, those entities will have to be reimbursed as well. After all such deductions for the aforementioned items have been made, it is then that your Orange County personal injury attorney will give you the balance via a check that is processed by his or her office.

Considering the time that it will take for you to sign documents, get the check and determine the exact amount of money that each interested party is entitled to, the entire settlement process typically takes anywhere from two to six weeks, although there are always exceptions.

Samer Habbas is a California attorney with over 15 years of experience in personal injury law. Throughout his career, he has successfully recovered over $300 million for his clients, solidifying his reputation as a leading advocate in the field.

Samer swiftly gained recognition for his adept negotiation skills and unwavering dedication to his clients. His practice spans a wide range of personal injury cases, including car accidents, dog bites, funeral home abuse, premises liability, and wrongful death.

Samer is known for his compassionate approach and commitment to securing favorable outcomes for his clients. His expertise has earned him the trust and respect of both his clients and his peers within the legal community. He is also deeply invested in giving back to his community. He actively participates in pro bono work and volunteers his time to various charitable organizations. Samer is a champion for those who have been wronged, leveraging his extensive experience and expertise to make a meaningful difference in the lives of his clients and his community.