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Can You Reopen an Injury Settlement in the Future

Reopen an injury settlement in the future

Can you reopen an injury settlement in the future if there are additional diagnosed injuries, symptoms or expenses after coming to terms with an insurance company?  It is important to fully understand every issue surrounding your injuries after any motor vehicle accident due to the negligence of another person.  Once you have signed an insurance release California courts will almost never review the case or settlement.

Many people who are injured in a car accident simply don’t understand the nature of their injuries and the costs and consequences which will follow in the months and years to come.

The insurance adjuster has one job, and one job only: get you to accept the absolutely lowest possible amount to settle your personal injury claim.  They are friendly, personable and highly skilled negotiators who make every attempt to quickly gain your trust.  Insurance adjusters know from historical data that the faster they can get you to settle your claim the less their employer will have to pay.  Insurance companies know they will pay a lower amount, and the less you know the better.

As a skilled trial and personal injury attorney with more than 40 years of experience I believe you should know the answer to the question “Can you reopen an injury settlement in the future?” and you should seek counsel and be fully informed before settling your claim or seeking a personal injury verdict at trial.    You only have one chance to resolve your case.  The amount you ultimately receive must consider all past, present and future medical expenses as well as compensation for lost wages, physical therapy, modifications to your work place or home, as well as just compensation for having to endure the pain and suffering associated with your injuries and recovery.

Many people involved in a Southern California or Mission Viejo car accident don’t realize it can take weeks or even months for symptoms of injury to present.  Injury victims don’t usually realize their settlement must include all actual and potential costs.  They simply don’t have the experience to know the value of or consider future risks such as chronic pain or arthritis associated with their injuries.  This is why it is so important to review the recommendations of our clients and the legal industry and contact us or call 949-305-1400 to speak with me personally for a free consultation before you consider signing any insurance offer or release.

Can you reopen an injury settlement in the future if there are additional diagnosed injuries, symptoms or expenses after coming to terms with an insurance company?  Unfortunately, absolutely not.

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