You can, but it’s a bad idea. Especially if you’re hurt worse than you think.
Did you ever go to a doctor, and have him try a pill or a procedure that didn’t work?
Doctors are good – but that has happened to virtually everyone.
And you can only settle a case once. Before they pay you anything, the insurance company will make you sign a release, which will keep you from bringing any more lawsuits for your injuries from the accident.
So if you settle before you finish your treatment, and before you’re “as good as you’re going to get”, you’re running a risk that you will need more treatment than you think you do. That your medical bills will be higher than you think. That you will be hurt worse than you really are.
That your case will be worth a lot more than you might think right now.
I have been a lawyer over 30 years. I believe in action; but sometimes, the smartest thing to do is wait.. If you’ve been injured in an accident, talk with an experienced Cincinnati Injury Attorney about the case. Call me, William Strubbe, at 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.