Probably not, especially since you don't know the extent of your neck injury. You should finish treating for your neck first before you settle. Otherwise you may find out after you settle that you accepted a small amount for a bigger injury. You should speak to a personal injury attorney soon. I'd be happy to speak with you. 478-254-3606
You could still have injuries manifest themselves. If you settle now, it will be a full and final settlement and you would not be able to go back should you discover you have more serious injuries. I strongly suggest you speak with a local, experienced attorney who can discuss the case in more detail. Generally, it is a bad idea to settle an injury case a few days after it occurs.
I am glad the accident was not more serious and hope that you are feeling better soon. You might want to consider chiropractic care for relief from the pain. I have attached a legal guide I wrote on the subject.
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Suggest you make a full recovery from your injuries before you settle your case. Once you sign a release you will not be able to make a claim for any additional medical expenses that may arise in the future.
You have made one huge mistake already in talking to the insurance adjuster directly about medical damages. Don't make a second one by falling victim to the con game that the adjuster has pulled on you.
First of all, you never settle a case until you are finished treating because you will not be paid for future treatment and damages.
Second, people often do far better with a lawyer than without one.
So stop talking to the adjuster, see a lawyer, and have the lawyer evaluate what you actually should seek.
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No. How do you know you won't be in traction a month from now or ultimately need surgery?You should obtain needed medical care and treatment immediately and follow the doctor's advice. Do not give any statement to the adverse party or insurance company nor grant them access to any medical records. Photograph the injuries and the damage done to any property. Contact a personal injury attorney in your area as soon as possible so that you can protect your rights. You may also find it helpful to review the Legal Guides I have published on Avvo.com dealing with many of the issues you are now facing.
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I would not take any money until you get looked at further by a doctor and you give yourself time to recover to see how you are feeling because you may findout your medical bills are much higher then the low ball offer the insurance company is trying to get you to take. Call a personal injury attorney asap.
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