What Happens When You Sign A Release Agreement?

What Happens When You Sign A Release Agreement?

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What Happens When You Sign A Release Agreement?

It is estimated that only 3% of all personal injury cases go to trial. This is because trial outcomes can be unpredictable and even dicey. Although having an experienced attorney can meaningfully boost your likelihood of a successful trial, compensation is still arbitrary because the jury awards it. Consequently, many lawyers negotiate settlement agreements to eliminate the uncertainty of trial. Negotiations provide all parties involved with an excellent opportunity to calculate their risk-to-reward ratio. Since both sides know exactly what they are giving up and receiving, settlements provide each party with control over the outcome.

Accident victims often find themselves coping with severe injuries and resulting medical expenses. The defendant’s insurance policy may offer you a quick settlement that covers most of your damages. While you may think that the insurance company is on your side, insurers will often do anything to save money. Consequently, dealing with insurance adjusters can be incredibly challenging, and signing a release could cost you more than you think. For example, most initial settlement offers fail to consider both future medical bills and diminished earning capacity. That is why negotiating with adjusters is a task best left to a highly qualified personal injury attorney.

Selecting a personal injury lawyer with a superior reputation for securing massive settlements and judgments will show the insurance company that they should take your case seriously. When adjusters and defense lawyers realize that the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s battle-tested lawyers represent you, they may become more open to settling. Our representation will make it abundantly clear to the insurance company that they will have to pay more. Acclaimed as a Best Law Firm of America and repeatedly granted a Better Business Bureau A+ Rating, our exceptional law firm promises to litigate uncompromisingly to get the best result for your injuries and subsequent damages. The Dietrich Law Firm’s unparalleled success originates from our immense legal knowledge and meticulous level of preparation. You have absolutely nothing to lose by scheduling a free case assessment now. Our seasoned lawyers are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week at 716-839-3939 or by completing the online consultation form. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s top rated attorneys are here to support you through this challenging time and promise to always treat you with the respect that you deserve.

Should I Sign A Release Without A Personal Injury Lawyer? Should I Sign A Release Without A Personal Injury Lawyer?

If you have suffered severe injuries in an accident, you should consult with a lawyer before settling your claim. It is crucial to seek a lawyer’s opinion before agreeing to a settlement because of what is required to receive compensation. The insurance company and defense lawyers will make you sign a release form, also known as a release of liability agreement. A release is a contract that terminates all your claims regarding the discharged party. You give up all your claims in exchange for an agreed-upon sum. Once you sign a release agreement, you will be prevented from filing further claims for any injuries, whether known or unknown.

Our veteran attorneys have witnessed far too many victims who do not realize the overall extent of their injuries before signing releases. Often, accident victims are completely unaware that signing a release precludes them from pursuing further legal action. Unfortunately, after the release is executed, there is little we can do to help you. Following your accident, seeking compensation may be one of the most important things you ever do. The importance of hiring a highly skilled and knowledgeable litigator cannot be overstressed. Allow the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s top rated team to negotiate your claim and significantly increase the overall value of your case.



Factors To Consider When Negotiating Your Settlement

After being severely injured, accident victims can find themselves overwhelmed with hospital bills, prescription drug prices, and expenses for replacing damaged property. Costs may add up quickly, especially if you are unable to work. Insurance companies know that injured victims are often desperate to settle their cases promptly. Consequently, adjusters consistently offer lowball payments knowing that victims will settle for significantly less than they deserve. While it is perfectly normal to be concerned about paying your bills, you must protect your legal rights. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s veteran attorneys have successfully negotiated 6 and 7-figure settlement packages for thousands of clients. Some factors to consider before agreeing to settle include the following:

  1. The strength of the evidence supporting your case;
  2. The scope and gravity of your injuries;
  3. Current hospital bills and other expenses for medical treatment;
  4. Whether your injuries are permanent or expected to heal;
  5. The projected costs for future medical treatment related to the accident, such as surgery;
  6. Whether you need a long-term caretaker;
  7. The degree that your injuries have impacted your ability to work;
  8. Whether you have been able to maintain your current occupation;
  9. The value defendant’s insurance policy; and
  10. Whether the defendant acted recklessly or with gross negligence.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s top rated personal injury attorneys can help accurately determine the total value of your claim. Your lawsuit is essential to our battle-tested negotiators, and we will do everything possible to obtain the highest compensation for all your damages. Our seasoned team promises not to accept anything less than your case is worth. Insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. more than $175,000,000.00 in verdicts and settlements to resolve his client’s lawsuits. Our leading attorneys are available 24/7 by dialing 716-839-3939 or completing the online consultation form. The best part is that the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s elite attorneys will take your case on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you do not owe us anything until we settle your claim.

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious, and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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