Can I change my mind about suing progressive and just accept their check???
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You should call and ask your lawyer this question. She/he is in the best position to answer your question and provide you with the advice needed to make the correct decision.
Since you have already hired an attorney, you need to discuss this with him or her, as he or she is the most knowledgeable about your particular case.
Call the office and set up a time to go over your case in your attorney’s office. Don’t take no for an answer as to scheduling an in-office appointment. This, after all, is the reason you are paying your attorney. In my opinion, any further statement from me on AVVO would be inappropriate since you are already represented.
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If they paid you for property damage, only, it has NOTHING to do with your attorney's representation as he represents you for your personal injury. Once you retain counsel, it is foolish to act without consulting him.
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Agree with both colleagues that you must check with your lawyer. He will be entitled to payment for his time so cashing the check could be a problem.
I agree with the prior answer and will also point out that you could (and likely are) walking away from a much larger settlement should you opt to just take their first offer.
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You should check with your lawyer first. He or she may be entitled to compensation
for whatever works has been performed.
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