Dorchester, MA asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for Virginia

Q: Can I still try and negotiate a settlement? And are insurance companies willing to settle on a low balance for long cas

I was injured in a car accident a couple years ago, and I was awarded a very small amount last year which wouldn't cover the full medical cost.I no longer have an attorney but I was told by an attorney, although he wouldn't represent me, that I could ask the health insurance if they had a minimal I could pay to settle the full cost and then maybe I could take the settlement without being completely in that still. Is this true? All My treatment was in relation to this accident..And also how would I go about this because I've contacted my health insurance co., and nobody seems to know what I'm talking about. Or who I need to talk to about doing it....also is it too late to accept the settlement even though I appealed it and if I try to negotiate should I turn in the interrogatories first? Again, I currently represent Myself no lawyer wants a previous lawyers case

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Virginia attorney should advise you here, but your question remains open for two weeks. Your description contains many facts to sort out, and requires the guidance of a local attorney, not just a response based on general legal principles.

From what I can sort out, you were awarded a small amount. I'm not clear whether you signed a release, or you mean you were OFFERED that amount. If you signed a release, that might determine the fate of the case right there. If you did not sign a release, then it might be possible you could exercise that option described to you by the second attorney, which is negotiating your medical lien so that you are not left with a net loss on the case and medical bills hanging over your shoulder. But an attorney would need to see your file to know for sure.

This looks like a matter that may overwhelming in its complexity. An experienced Virginia personal injury attorney should be able to sort things out and advise you about your options. Good luck

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