Ask Your Doctor.
The main consideration in settling a lawsuit is making sure that you won’t need more treatment after you settle. Because once you settle, you can’t go back and get more money if you need more surgery, or more treatment of any kind.
Who can answer this question? Your doctor.
There is one exception, but it’s a bad one. If you know that the insurance limits – plus the assets of the person who caused the accident – are not high enough to pay you an adequate settlement or judgment for your present condition, then there is no sense in waiting.
Because you can’t get blood – or money – out of a turnip.
I have been a lawyer over 30 years. I can still remember the only case where my client wound up needing more surgery after the settlement; I had told her not to settle. If you’ve been hurt by a truck, give me a call. My phone is 513-621-4775.
Because all situations are different, and because there may be other facts pertaining to your case that I don’t know about, you should not rely on this answer for legal advice. I am not your attorney, and no lawyer client relationship has been formed. All discussions are limited to Ohio law unless otherwise indicated. And past performance cannot be used to predict future results.