Most people believe that when they walk out of the courtroom after settling their car accident claim a very rich man. They’ll stop by their lawyer’s office and pick up their settlement proceeds later that day. Sounds great right? All movies do. In all actuality, however, it does not happen like that. When you do finally settle your case, the defendant doesn’t pay the same day. Usually, the defendant is given a pre-determined period of time to pay you. During that period (usually thirty days), the defendant will give the settlement check to your lawyer.


Settlement Check Process