Skip to main content
(770) 993-5317 Contact Us
What Happens When I Sign a Release? Roswell, GA
two cars in a traffic accident

What Happens When I Sign a Release?

If you’ve been involved in an accident and the other driver was at fault you are entitled to compensation for your losses. If their insurance company is paying your settlement, you will be working with the insurance company directly on your claim.

Dealing with big insurance companies can be intimidating. Because they are paying out your claim, you may be hesitant to question their actions or feel pressured to comply with their requests. In reality, the insurance company is just another business, trying to make a profit while still fulfilling their contractual duties. While they may lead you to believe they are looking out for your best interests, they are really looking out for theirs.

One of the things they may pressure you to do is to a sign a release. You may be asked to sign a release early on in your case or upon the settlement of your claim. It is important to know what the release entails before you sign it because the release may or may not be in your best interest. It is always advisable to have a qualified personal injury attorney review the release prior to signing it.

Often, the release will take away some or all of your rights. You could relinquish your rights to seek compensation from them if you sign a release without reviewing it. If you have been offered a full and fair settlement for your losses, it is OK to sign the release to get your settlement funds. If you have not yet accepted a settlement amount you feel is fair given your losses, signing a release now would bar you from taking any further legal action in the future.

You may wish to speak with an attorney if you’ve been asked to sign a release from the insurance company at any stage in your claim. An experienced personal injury attorney can review the terms and conditions of the release and advise you on whether or not signing the release is in your best interests. Signing the release may mean you give up your right to seek compensation for your losses, so make sure you have been fairly compensated before you sign one.

If you’re involved in a personal injury claim, our skilled attorneys are here to help. Thomas C. Rowsey, P.C. will work hard to protect your rights to compensation. Based in Roswell, GA, Thomas C. Rowsey Attorneys at Law serves those across the greater Atlanta metropolitan area including Roswell, Alpharetta, Marietta, Milton, Cumming, Dunwoody, Johns Creek and Sandy Springs. Contact our office today at (770) 993-5317 or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation. Offering expert legal counsel in personal injury, criminal defense and family law, Thomas C. Rowsey Attorneys at Law are here to help.

Posted on behalf of Rowsey & Stelter, Attorneys at Law

295 W Crossville Road,
Building 100, Suite 110,
Roswell, GA 30075

Phone: (770) 993-5317

Monday - Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed

Our Client Reviews

Rowsey & Stelter, Attorneys at Law

4.4 / 5.0

Based on 7 reviews

Chris Smith

Tom did an excellent job setting up my LLC for my new business recently. I was in a situation where I needed the LLC formed quickly and Tom and his team were able to work on a very short deadline. Highly recommended!

GAAW Wright

Tom has been our attorney for many years. He has been with us through thick and thin. He has successfully handled all our queries and cases with patience and understanding. We highly recommend Tom!

Corey Rennolds

At all times for the duration of my case, Tom demonstrated professionalism, confidence, and honesty. At no point was I pressured to make any one decision over another, but Tom did his best to inform me about the consequences and benefits of all of my options. If he did not know some specific detail regarding my case, he made the effort to find out. Tom instantly exudes trustworthiness and was always in steady contact. I would recommend his services to anyone.

Justina Allen

I met Tom over 10 years ago after settling in Roswell with my family. I have learned over the years that Tom is a man of high integrity, genuine and extremely knowledgeable in his field. Along with being honest, he is a straight shooter and will let you know where you stand. He will provide you with personal attention you don’t get at bigger firms and will go the extra mile. As legal matters can be frightening to deal with, Tom will guide you through the process and get you the results you need.

Rowsey & Stelter, Attorneys at Law

Contact Us Today!

295 W Crossville Road,
Building 100, Suite 110,
Roswell, GA 30075

(770) 993-5317

Monday - Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed