Monday, August 8, 2011
HOW MUCH IS MY BALTIMORE PERSONAL INJURY CASE WORTH? I signed a release.
Typically, if one sign a "release" [a document that typically relinquishes any claim that one person my a have against another-and their insurance company] then the existence of that document would operate as a complete defense to any lawsuit filed between those people. Experienced Baltimore personal injury lawyers know, however, that if that release is signed within 30 days of the accident, without the advice of an attorney, then the injured person has an additional 60 days from signing the release to void it. The revocation must be in writing and include the return of any monies paid. Knowledgeable Baltimore personal injury lawyers also know that any release signed, within 15 days of the injury or act of malpractice, by a person confined to a hospital releasing that hospital from negligence, is of no effect.