Baltimore, MD asked in Car Accidents for Maryland

Q: I am unhappy with the insurance settlement I got from a car accident. Is there a way to appeal for more money?

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Thomas Neary
Thomas Neary
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Catonsville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: Hi there, sorry you are unhappy with the insurance settlement. The answer to your question depends upon what you mean when you write "insurance settlement". If this is a personal injury settlement that you agreed to and signed settlement papers, it will be argued that you are bound by the settlement and waived any right to further compensation. If you received compensation for property damage or this is an offer, then your rights are different.

I would recommend that you go over this in detail with an attorney to get a firm answer.

Eric Todd Kirk
Eric Todd Kirk
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: if you signed a release and accepted money. The case is over. This is considered binding. If an insurance company has offered you money, and you have not yet accepted, the offer may be negotiable, and you have the option to go to court and ask a judge or jury to determine a fair amount. You should seek the guidance of an experienced personal injury attorney.

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