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What to Do when You Receive No Response to Your Demand Letter
• Is there a standard requirement for the adjuster to
respond within a certain time frame?
• How long should you wait for a response?
• What should you do when there is NO RESPONSE to your demand
Hello!! Welcome to the June edition of Settlement Central’s
Newsletter. We are pleased to share this newsletter with you, as
our business is helping people get satisfactory settlements for
their personal injury claims.
This month we will discuss what actions to take when the
insurance adjuster does not respond to your demand letter.
As always, we will post our articles on our website as they are
sent out in the Settle-It-Yourself Newsletter. Our readers will
have a rich resource available to them, our hands-on battles
with the insurance companies translate into useful and accurate
information for our readers.
Failure of the Adjuster to Make a Timely Response to
Your Demand Letter
Is there a standard requirement for the adjuster to respond
within a certain time frame? Short answer, probably not. Most
states have not established a standard requirement that an
adjuster has a certain fixed number of days to get back to you.
A few have codified standards through regulations issued by
their insurance commissioners, but most have no standards
You could contact your state insurance commissioner and inquirer
whether or not she has set standards for timely review of demand
letters. But you will likely find that instead of setting a
fixed number of days, a general standard of "reasonableness"
pervades all discussion on this topic. Simple claims should be
completed within three weeks; complex cases might take five
weeks. It depends upon the difficulty, novelty, and complexity
of the claim; if it or your injury or medical treatment is
extensive, involving prior injuries, novel or unusual, then the
review will take longer. But even if the adjuster is likely
entitled to additional time to review your demand package, we
still think he must account to you and let you know when you can
expect to hear from him.
So just how long should you wait for a response? And what
actions should you take if you have still not received one?
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