Did you know that in most cases you are entitled to only one personal injury settlement? Don't sign a release until you read this article!
If you settle your injury case, in most cases, you cannot seek additional compensation at a later stage, even if your medical condition worsens and you were unaware that you would get worse. A final settlement is final and you will be barred from advancing another claim for the same accident no matter what your injuries were. If your health condition worsens or your injuries expand and you signed a release, you cannot claim more money.
Therefore, it is vital that your claim is handled right from the very beginning and that all your injuries are fully known, that your damages are fully properly calculated and assessed and all contingencies are accounted for (such as a possibility of getting worse in the future), before signing any documents and finalizing any settlement.
As one of Ottawa's (and Ontario for that matter) leading personal injury and accident law firms, we will represent your interests and protect your rights. We will ensure that your claim is handled right and you receive all the compensation you deserve. We have a long standing track record of success.
We are experts at injury law. Call us for a free consultation at 613-563-1131 or 613-315-4878. Quinn Thiele Mineault Grodzki LLP – Ottawa accident and injury lawyers – protecting injured persons throughout Ontario.