Most personal injury claims end in a settlement in which you receive an agreed-upon amount of money for the injuries you suffered.
In most cases, you cannot sue after a settlement.
However, there are some exceptions where victims can still file a lawsuit after receiving a settlement.
Can a person sue after they have settled with an insurance company?
When someone chooses to later sue on the same claim, the insurance company and the legal system will all get involved very quickly. Generally, it is unwise to sue for additional compensation after a settlement has been reached, but there are certain circumstances that allow a plaintiff to take such action.
Can a lawsuit be reopened after settlement?
If you settle a car accident lawsuit and sign a release of liability, the case is over. About the only way a case can be reopened after you have agreed to settle is if you cannot agree with the other side’s attorney or insurance company about settlement terms.
How long does it take to get a settlement from a lawsuit?
After a settlement is agreed upon, how long will it take to get my settlement injury check? Usually, it takes between four to six weeks to complete the settlement process (this varies on a case-by-case basis). First, the insurance company will require you to sign a release that settles your claim.
What happens if my car accident claim goes to court?
A car accident case may go to court if the parties, you and the insurance company, cannot agree to settle your claim. This can happen if the insurance company does not offer a fair settlement or if the parties cannot agree who was at fault for the accident.