Why won’t they just pay? The amount compared to what the other parties insurance is paying out is much less. The amount for the other party is less than $10,000. The other party’s insurance is ready to pay my settlement now. It has been over 6 weeks since settlement. What happens next?
It sounds like you may be involved in a disputed liability case–one where the parties disagree regarding fault. Most often, when there are delays in payment, it is because of such a dispute. From a practical perspective, the best thing you can do at this point is be persistent and dealing with the insurance company. Also, ask specific questions as to why there is a delay so you can understand what needs to be done before payment can be issued. If persistence and specific communication don’t work, you may need to contact a lawyer to help put some pressure on the insurance company.