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#1
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My lawyer sent a demand letter about 45 days ago and we haven't heard anything back yet . What is the time frame for a response ?

I also called him the other day and asked him to call adjuster to make sure she got fax and to see where they are at with regards to the letter . I feel like he should be doing this on his on and I shouldn't have to ask him to . Also I live in Louisiana.
 
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#2
No law requiring a reply.
Pushing for an settlement generally lowers the case value.
Best recourse is to get a hearing date; if they are interested they’ll try to negotiate.
Pushing to trial with good evidence is a good strategy for settling.
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#3
I understand that but i need to get from under them.

I went to the doctors a few days ago last time i was there he put in for vocational rehab and it was denied. There are going to send me for a second opinion . He said this was a few months back I never got anything about going to a doctor yet.
 
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#4
The more desperate you are the lower the settlement.
You need to figure out where your “tipping point” is and make sure your atty is on board with your decision.
Do you really want to beg for settlement for pennies on the dollar?
As I said, getting a hearing date is the best way to get them negotiating.
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#5
whats the hearing date for ?

I'm also upset they denied voc rehab isn't the point of this to get better and try to find something that u can learn to do .

Definitely not going to beg for pennies .
 
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#6
1171 Is it common practice for your lawyer to send a demand letter .

I was speaking to another atty and they told me the way he did it was not right he got future medical from both the doctors i was seeing and this guy told me they would not accept that because its from my doctors but then i don't know if hes telling me this because he wants me to switch to him .
 
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#7
Yes.
More because it signals a willingness to finalize the claim rather then to fix the price.
The defense also knows the price usually drops the longer they wait. They often just ignore or come back with a ridiculously low number— which is almost the same thing as ignoring it.
What your atty did was fine—- you want to start with a high number even if it’s unrealistic because the final amount will always be less.
Settlement negotiation strategies are really for attys not the client. If your atty is A work comp specialist they have probably delt with this carrier and atty many times before.
Keep in contact with your atty— email if they prefer as they have very many cases. If you get a feeling that he,s not listening to you or he keeps missing time frames etc. it may be time to switch.
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#8
what would you say is a time frame most respond in ?

Also why do you think they denied the voc rehab ?
 
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#9
If they respond at all, maybe 90 days —-it varies so much over all the states, adjusters, atty, workloads, etc. They may even schedule a medical opinion from a doc they like before replying—-it’s all about getting the evidence on file.
I don,t know enough about your claim to even guess. I’m surprised they didn’t send a written denial.
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#10
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I guess 90 days makes sense . I was told by my doctor the other day they declined the voc rehab pending a second opinion and they sent that back in April but i haven't heard anything back.
 
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