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The Personal Injury Claim Release

I’m very thankful that I can make people happy just by signing my name.

Yoko Ono

In an ideal situation, our clients agree to settle their case after the Insurance Adjustor offers him or her an amount of money which is believed to be sufficient to walk away without going to court. Once that happens, they will send out a “Release” to sign. In essence, the Release is a document which says that in exchange for getting money, you agree that the case is completely done. You can’t come back to the party that caused your injuries in the future for more money no matter what happens. In other words, if you signed the Release and then down the road figure out that your injuries are much worse than you originally though, there is nothing you can do. The Release will also say that there is no admission of fault.

Typically, a Release has a whole lot of legalese in it. However, in essence it boils down to a few key points. The Release will list the parties to the accident, when the accident happened, how much money you as the client will be getting, the fact that you will be responsible for the payment of all outstanding bills and liens, and a statement that you agree that the case is completely done. Most of the time the Release will have a spot for a witness (or two) to sign as well. In some rare occasions, a Release will also have a place for a notary to sign. Once the Release is signed and sent back to the Insurance Adjustor, they will then have the check issued to the law firm. This takes just a couple of days. A typical Release will look something like this:

RELEASE OF ALL CLAIMS     

Remember, the best thing you can do is to call the Ticktin Law Group at (954) 570-6757 as soon as possible. By speaking with an experienced personal injury lawyer and going over all the facts of your particular claim, you will get a much better idea of what steps you should already be taking, what the best way is to proceed with your case and what compensation you may be entitled to.

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