You should only accept a check for your injuries when you know the full extent of your injuries. That’s because some people think that they can go to the insurance company, get some money for some injuries, and when they realize they maybe have some additional injuries connected to the accident, they can request more funds. However, it doesn’t work that way.
When you settle your case, you settle it for all injuries in connection with the case. So, when you accept that initial check, they will usually require you to sign a settlement release releasing all other claims. You should only settle your case when you know all of your injuries and are going to be fully compensated for all of your injuries.
What Should I Do If The Insurance Company Offers Me A Check Right Away?
If the insurance company offers you a check right away, you should really question why they’re doing so. Insurance companies don’t typically pay the full amount of a claim, and if they’re paying very early or making a very quick settlement offer, then it’s probably a low ball offer, and you may not even realize it. So, you should really question why they’re making the offer. We recommend that you contact an experienced attorney to discuss what your rights are and what’s fair compensation in any given claim.