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Q: should i sign off on a settlement claim for $1100.00 . they want me to sign off on all claims?

i slipped on food at a ponderosa restaurant smashed my face into steam table , cut nose lips slight concussion and whiplash. i missed two days of work. ins co. sent me a release wanting me to settle for $1100.00 this is for pain and suffering and two days i missed from work. this also states by signing i waive all medical payments recurring.

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Michael Bersani
Michael Bersani
  • Auburn, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: You should NOT settle without first checking with a competent New York personal injury lawyer. It may be that your case is too small for any New York personal injury lawyer to want to take, in which case your options are, as a practical matter, limited. Nevertheless, you should at least try to get a NY personal injury lawyer to talk to you briefly about your injuries, the facts of the case, etc., before "signing on the dotted line".

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