That's a standard requirement. You should consult with a lawyer to make sure you are getting a fair settlement. A concussion is a serious injury.
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You should be aware that you are probably not getting a fair settlement amount without an attorney.Ask a similar question
A release of all claims will always be a prerequisite to settlement. The better question is whether you are receiving adequate compensation for your injuries, which depends on how low you've been able to negotiate your health insurance company's lien on your settlement, your medical bills, projected future medical bills, loss of earnings, and more.
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Not so fast. If you are signing a release of all claims in exchange for having your medical bills paid, you are giving up your right to recover for property damage (unless your company has paid you and subrogated)and you are giving up your right to an award of damages for bodily injury and lost earnings, as well as other expenses. (That is, if you meet the threshold for bodily injury in California.) Don't sign anything until you consult with a local lawyer. You may find one using the find a lawyer function on Avvo.
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I hope you are being fairly compensated not only for your medical bills, but also any wage loss; loss of business; future medical expenses; property damages; AND for pain & suffering. I strongly advise you to call a California personal injury attorney before you sign a Release Of All Claims (which will forever bar you from any further payment related to your accident). Most personal injury attorneys offer a free consultation; do yourself a big favor & call one ASAP
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It's standard, but as others have said they might be robbing you if they're not paying for the bills, any lost income, as well as pain and suffering.Ask a similar question
You have a right to claim pain and suffering, usually. Also, if you were married at the time your spouse may have a claim for loss of consortuim as well. You should really think about runing this by an attorney.Ask a similar question
While these forms tend to be generally standard, the substance of the form is far more significant than the title of the document. Your attorney should review the form to make sure the scope of settlement is appropriate. Also, as my colleagues noted above, make sure you are being compensated for all claims available to you, and not just the medical bills submitted, as you may be entitled to a number of other damages claims touched upon by others above.
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