Before You Sign a "FINAL RELEASE"
A release is a document which closes your claim forever. In most cases, this will also place a freeze on the insurance company’s liability for your future medical expenses.
What are the pros and cons of settling?
Have you considered all the legal, factual, and medical issues?
Have you tried to return to work?
Is medical treatment, even periodic, continuing?
Do you have claims or other rights that you have not considered yet?
Does the money being paid for your signature represent a realistic and reasonable amount, given the details of the case?
If you have sustained a serious injury, you should call experienced maritime attorneys who can inform you about your rights and the value of your case.