Step 10: Case Resolved
Q: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN MY PERSONAL INJURY CASE IS SETTLED?
A. When your case has resolved, your attorney will make arrangements for you to sign any releases for the claim noting full and final settlement of your case. Please note, once you sign the releases and accept payment your case is truly done. You cannot come back next week, next month, next year and say I have more damages I want more compensation. If you settle, and something else comes up, then there can be no further settlement.
Q: HOW MUCH WILL I BE PAID?
A. Your attorney will review your settlement summary with you. What was the total compensation? How much are you obligated to pay under your contract with the attorney? What are the expenses and costs and other items the attorney paid for while working on your case? What medical bills are pending and need to be paid? What liens need to be paid out of the settlement? What is owed to you? You may receive copies of all the forms you sign for your records. Your payment for settlement will then be dispersed to you and your case is closed.