Legal Question in Personal Injury in Texas

On 10-17-09 my wife was hit by another driver who ran a red light, we spoke to her insurance co. who sent a rep. to our home, they accepted liability, and since my wife and I are both currently on lay off they issued a check for 1,000.00 and promised to start at 5,000.00 for dental and medical. Now we understand that we signed a release of liability, and the monies offered and given finalized the issue. Do we have additional recourse to take this farther? We would have never signed a release of liability knowing that my wife has not even seen the dentist or K clinic, my wife is still suffering from this and we have lost a great deal.

Asked on 10/26/09, 5:22 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

David Leon David L. Leon, P.C.

I would have to see the release that you each signed. This is, unfortunately, a common practice with insurance companies. They will offer a minimal amount up front, usually before anyone has seen a doctor, and get them to settle. I strongly recommend you have a lawyer review what you signed. You may have other theories of recovery. In the future, please get legal counsel before you sign anything like this.

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Answered on 10/31/09, 5:44 pm

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