Should I settle with the insurance company over my next injury?

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Should I settle with the insurance company over my next injury?

I have a neck injury from a car accident that was not my fault. The insurance company wants to settle with me right now for what sounds to me like a decent amount of money, but I’m not done with my treatments yet. Should I wait or just take the money?

Asked on March 22, 2009 under Accident Law, New York

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MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 13 years ago | Contributor

Are you represented by counsel? Whose insurance company (the other driver's)?  You need to consider future treatments, pain and suffering, other non-economic and economic damages.  Oftentimes, such a settlement may preclude any future claims by you for the same accident.


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