In most situations, a personal injury case cannot be reopened once a settlement has been reached. If the personal injury case went to trial, however, the way the case was closed determines whether or not it can be reopened. If a judge closes a case without prejudice, it can be reopened. But most personal injury cases do not go to trial. The majority are settled outside of court through negotiations. Understanding how settlements work will affect your ability to reopen a case.
Signing a Release of Liability
A Release of Liability Form is a legal document between two parties. The Releasor, typically the injured party, is the person promising not to sue after the agreement has been signed. The other party, the Releasee, is the at-fault person or entity. Other names for this document include Conditional and Unconditional Waiver Form, General Waiver, Legal Release, Waiver of Liability Agreement, and Liability Waiver Form.