Q: Received a release for a settlement from an insurance company today and am not sure if I should sign and agree to it
The settlement is for an vehicle accident that occurred in CA, on or about June 24, 2020.
A: An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It would be difficult for anyone here to offer guidance on your decision - they would need to see the release. Until you are able to review the release with an Arizona attorney, it's worth keeping this in mind. Standard bodily injury releases will generally state that in exchange for the money received as a settlement, the claimant agrees to give up all present and future claims, known or unknown. But every release can have specific terms, so be certain about what you are agreeing to - read the release thoroughly or review it with an attorney if you are unclear about what it means. Good luck
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.