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Can I settle an accident benefits claim with my own insurance company without a lawyer? by Patricia Santucci

You certainly have the right to do so but I wouldn’t recommend it. Insurance companies often minimize the value of your claim in an effort to close their file. It may not be the appropriate time for you to resolve your case because you have not reached your maximum medical recovery. If your insurance company is asking you to sign a release and settle your case you should consult with a personal injury lawyer before doing so. (17)

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About the Author Patricia Santucci

Patricia Santucci is a personal injury lawyer born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario. She holds several degrees having attended King’s College at the University of Western Ontario, McMaster University, earned a Master of Arts degree at the University of Windsor and an Ontario Teaching Degree from Teacher’s College as well as her Ontario Teaching Certificate. After graduating from the University of Alberta law school she was called to the bar in 2000. You can find Patricia on and LinkedIn or directly through this website