Legal Question in Personal Injury in District of Columbia

When signing off on release papers for a reached settlement is the check presented at that time?

Asked on 5/25/11, 5:00 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Travis Murrell Travis A Murrell, Attorney at Law

It should be unless otherwise indicated by the agreement itself.

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Answered on 5/25/11, 5:04 pm
Phillip M. Cook Cook Legal Services, LLC

There are no hard and fast rules -- so the answer is "it depends". Settlements are all structured differently. Some call for payment "contemporaneously with the execution of the release" by all parties, whereas some releases call for installment payments over a period of time. Again, it just depends. A good attorney will be versed in various ways to structure a release to get the most out of it for you -- consider consulting an attorney before you sign the release or any other documents.

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Answered on 5/25/11, 5:06 pm

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