Doing this without a lawyer is not very wise. The release means that they get away with paying only your medical bills UNLESS the release states it is for personal injury. The release means you give up all legal rights to sue. I doubt you will get a check, but you will get her medical bills TO DATE paid, and after that you are on your own. Confer with a CO personal injury lawyer before you do anything else.
Mr. Sarno is licensed to practice law in NJ and NY. His response here is not legal advice and does not create an attorney/ client relationship. The response is in the form of legal education and is intended to provide general information about the matter in question. Many times the questioner may leave out details which would make the reply unsuitable. Mr. Sarno strongly advises the questioner to confer with an attorney in their own state to acquire more information.
When you are signing a release and you do not have your own lawyer, you are almost certainly getting snookered.
Especially with banks and insurance companies.
My standard disclaimer: I am not offering legal advice, assume I do
not know the law in your state or at all for that matter and that I am
just making suggestions for starting points for when you do speak with
an attorney. Do NOT rely on anything I write and contact a lawyer in
your area immediately after reading my posting.