Recently, we spoke to a new Bel Air, Maryland car accident client that told us the insurance company sent them a check for $700.00, a release and a letter saying they were capping their medical treatment at $2,000.00.
The client knew better than to sign the release and cash the check since the accident had just happened two weeks ago. Not to mention, the client was still dealing with the diminished value of their brand new car!
Settlement check right after a car accident
Insurance companies want to settle your case quickly. It’s in their best interest to resolve the case now.
But before you settle your case, speak with a personal injury attorney to make sure that you are claiming all of your harms and losses.
Make sure that any time you lost from work was considered. Additionally, you might want to wait and see if your body is fully healed. Accepting a settlement check right away precludes you from recovering anything in the future related to your car accident.
But, if you’re truly fine, then go ahead and accept the settlement. However, don’t wait too long to try to deal with any accident injury-related symptoms. See a doctor if you are in pain, don’t try to just deal with it.
Gaps in time between the accident and your medical appointments can hurt your claim.
If you’re unsure what to do, then schedule a free consultation with a personal injury attorney.
Schedule a free personal injury consultation today
If you have been injured in a car accident, then don’t be hesitant to speak with a personal injury attorney. Set up a free consultation to understand your rights and options.
Looking for a reliable and experienced Maryland personal injury lawyer? The Law Offices of Ross W. Albers are proud to provide exceptional legal help to those in need throughout the state. We take a personal interest in each of our clients, provide expert legal advice, and will advocate for you every step of the way. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
The Law Offices of Ross W. Albers are located in Westminster, Columbia, and Frederick, Maryland.