Do Not Settle Right Away After The Car Accident
The other driver’s insurance company may reach you and try to get you to sign a release of any claims you might have after a car accident. The insurance company might offer you an amount of money to lure you into signing the statement.
You Must Wait Until You Have Been Thoroughly Assessed by a Medical Professional
You must wait until you have been thoroughly assessed by a medical professional before signing anything the adjuster asks you to sign. You should also expect long enough to make sure all injuries from the car accident have fully revealed themselves. Your doctor can help you conclude how long this needs to be. If you sign a release, and an injury shows up later, you cannot then go back to the insurance adjuster and ask them to pay for your medical treatment. You waive your legal right to pursue that compensation when you sign the release.