Normally, how long does it take before you get a response from a demand letter for settlement?
I have heard that the at fault insurance company only has 30 days to respond. Is this true?
Our attorney is still gathering documents from doctors, etc. and hasn't put a value on our case just yet. We are told that he should be able to send a demand letter before the end of the year.
We're certainly not expecting a windfall, with medical only around $13K, but it would be nice to have an idea of a settlement timeline.
I have 4 bulging disks, along with newly discovered arthritis and my husband has 1 bulging and 2 ruptured. Surgery "could" be in the future, but it's not something either of us wants to do for now. We just want to move on and close another chapter, so to speak. We got the impression that the attorney wanted to ask for $100K each. Isn't that a bit much?? I really don't see this going to trial.
By the way, no question that the other driver was at fault. She was cited, they covered the auto promptly, etc, etc.
So..... If we get a response back from the at-fault around late January, and more than likely counter, would we hear back around the end of Febuary and then settle, say beginning of March? Or just how DOES this all work.
The paralegal at our attorney's office will only tell us "If we knew all that, we'd be very rich". She won't give us any idea of a timeline.