Once you Settle with Insurance Company Cannot Reopen the Case

Question: I was in an accident a few months ago and resolved it with the insurance company rather quickly. Now I am experiencing some problems with my neck and back. Is there anything I can do?

Answer:

No. Once you settled with the insurance company, you released them from all claims concerning the accident. This is why it is so important to be sure that you seek the necessary medical treatment when you are in an accident and not be so quick to accept the insurance company’s money. Many injuries fall into the category of “soft tissue” injuries, and symptoms don’t always surface immediately. Long-term treatment is often required to alleviate these painful symptoms. Such types of injuries can, in fact, result in permanent, degenerative difficulties. Settling a claim quickly and without proper counsel may not justly compensate you for the degree of suffering you experienced and certainly does not take future problems into consideration. We recommend that, in addition to seeking proper medical treatment, individuals involved in an automobile collision should seek the advice of legal counsel to be certain that their rights are protected.

It is always best to discuss your concerns with an attorney. Contact our office for further information, a free consultation, or representation, and we will be glad to give you our personal attention, or your may visit our website atsternbergandzeid.com or e-mail us at sternbergzeid@ameritech.net .

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