How long does it take to receive a car insurance payout after an accident?

I was in an accident last week. How long will it take until I receive a payout from my insurance company?

Oh no, I hope everyone involved is okay!
The good news is that insurance companies want to resolve claims as quickly as possible, but the actual time can vary depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Your state
  • Type of claim
  • Severity of damage
  • Severity of injuries
Some states have specific laws dictating how long insurance companies have to make a ruling and pay out a claim. For example, California claims must be accepted or rejected within 40 days, and providers have 30 days once a payout is agreed upon. Make sure to check your state laws to see how you could be impacted.
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Will Baldwin
Answered on Oct 26, 2021

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