Should I Sign a Release Weeks After a Car Accident?

You should not sign a release from the insurance company within several weeks after you are injured in an accident.

The insurance company sent this release form to you in an attempt to have you waive your right to sue the other driver.  You should not sign that release because you may still be in pain, and you may not know the full extent and nature of your injuries.

You don’t know how bad your condition will be in the future as a result of the accident, and the treatments you may require are also unknown.  You may have an undiagnosed injury that may require future surgery.  Your current condition may worsen as a result of the accident.  You need to take into consideration the possibility of future damages including future pain and suffering, lost wages, and disability.  If you sign the insurance company’s release form before you have a full understanding of the extent of your injuries, you are taking a large gamble with your well-being.

To learn more about personal injury law, I encourage you to watch the video above and to explore our educational website at If you have legal questions, I want you to call me at (855) 237-9390. I welcome your call.


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