If your insurer paid your limits without obtaining a release, you need to retain a lawyer in the jurisdiction where the "settlement" was made to review whether you should take legal action against your insurer.
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It is unlikely there is not a release from any further civil liability. Your insurer can not get a release for criminal liability. That is up to the government. You should hire a lawyer.
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Regardless of the release, if you get sued, your insurance company must defend you. You stated there was criminal issues involved, where you served with a criminal complaint or information, or were you arrested? If so, you need to defend this case. Review my website to see if it answers any questions you may have.
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