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What do I do if I’ve been contacted by an insurance company or health care provider offering to settle my claim?

It has become more common for insurance companies and risk management departments to contact persons who have been injured by medical negligence in an attempt to get you to settle with them directly. The key thing to remember when dealing with a liability insurance or risk management representative is that person does not represent you. On the contrary, their interest is to protect themselves and their money. If you have been injured by medical negligence, it may be preferable not to speak to an insurance company or risk management department before you have spoken with an attorney. Call us first and let us help you determine your rights.

Of particular concern is a situation where you settle your claim for an amount of money then discover later that your injuries were more serious than you thought. Once you agree to release your claims in exchange for money, you usually forever give up the right sue based on that incident.