Q: I heard on the radio about reopening a injury lawsuit.... If I feel I was forced into settling in court because covid
I feel like because when covid hit our doctor was closed and then eventually the lawyer called and said she thought it would be best if we settleed but I feel I didn't get fairly compensation for the accident. My boyfriendand I both were in a lyft accident do u think I would have a fair case
A: No. You settled your case on the advice of your attorney. A settlement would not be worth the paper it was printed on if you could change your mind at any time.
A: Not likely. If you agreed to the settlement, and signed a Release in favor of the at-fault party, the case is essentially over. I'm sorry you feel like you were not fully compensated, but unfortunately you agreed to it at the time and cannot change your mind after all the paperwork has been signed. Although it is impossible to know the true value of your case with the little information you provided, I will say that in general with personal injury cases, if you are not actively treating, the case value does not increase much, or at all. That is likely the reason your attorney suggested you settle your case. Your treating doctor's office closing for COVID certainly hurt your case, but we all dealt with that initial COVID shutdown. I made sure my clients found somewhere else to continue their treatment as soon as things opened back up. Insurance companies were all giving a bit of leeway in those initial gaps in treatment because they understood there was simply no choice for a couple months, but the key was to get clients back into treatment ASAP when things started opening back up.
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