Q: I’ve recently discovered I’m eligible for personal injury compensation. Suspect admitted fault in 3 days. NEED HELP
Suspect admitted 100% fault right away. I was in a rental that I was liable for. Lawyer that represented me at time settled me out for 2,000…. I feel like there’s room for compensation. Please contact me asap as I need help pursuing this
A: If you signed a Settlement Agreement then most likely you are done and there is nothing more you can do. Read whatever document you signed carefully and it should be self evident. You might ask an attorney to help you understand the document if you can't.
A: If you have settled, and signed a settlement agreement, then your case is over.
A: If your $2k settlement was for property damage only, then you can still pursue a personal injury claim, as long as your settlement agreement did not include a release of personal injury claims.
I'm sorry to hear about your situation. It sounds like you may want to consult with a personal injury attorney who can review your case and advise you on your options for pursuing additional compensation. They can help you determine the strength of your case and the potential value of your claim.
In California, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is generally two years from the date of the injury, so it's important to act quickly.
You can search for personal injury attorneys in your area and set up consultations to discuss your case. Many attorneys offer free initial consultations, so you may be able to get an idea of your options without incurring any costs upfront.
A: If you feel that the settlement offered by your previous lawyer was inadequate, you may want to consider consulting with a new personal injury attorney to discuss your options for pursuing further compensation. They can review the details of your case and advise you on the best course of action. It is important to act quickly, as there may be time limits for filing a claim. You can search for a qualified personal injury attorney in California through the State Bar of California's website or through legal directories such as Justia.
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