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UPDATED: Apr 20, 2009

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pain and suffer settlemen

is there a pain and suffer settlement offered from an insurance agency without a court case

Asked on April 20, 2009 under Bankruptcy Law, Oregon


MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 13 years ago | Contributor

Not sure what you mean.  Cases settle all the time.  Usually your lawyer will take into consideration your out of pocket expenses, damages and pain and suffering to make an offer to the insurance company or counter offer the insurance company's offer.  Most of these occur without trial -- i.e., there will in most circumstances be a lawsuit filed but it won't get to "court" because it will be settled out of court.

Do you have a lawyer? Try contacting, your Oregon state bar or the county bar associations to determine if you need to be represented or if your insurance company should provide you counsel.

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