‘What Happens When My Slip and Fall Case Settles?’

Here is what you can expect when a slip and fall case settles with an insurance company:

1) Client signs the Release in the presence of a witness (and sometimes a notary is required);

2) All medical liens are negotiated;

3) Client and attorney sign settlement check, and attorney deposits settlement check into escrow account (attorney can sign client's name to settlement check, if client gives that authority);

4) Attorney takes legal fee, plus expenses, out of settlement, pays medical liens to medical providers out of settlement, and the balance goes to client.