What is the name of your state? Illinois
I was in an accident with my husbands car. i was the only one in the car and i was hit by a bus at a red light. My husbands car was totalled. They called and said they had a check for the car but my husband had to sign a release sounded ok to me at the time. he gets home with this paper that says...
Property Damage Release
KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS:
That the undersigned being of lawful age, for sol consideration of $(amount of check) do/does herby discharge (bus companyname and insurance name) and his, her their, or its agents, servants, successors, heirs, executors, administrators and all other persons, firms, coporations, associations or partnerships of and from any and all claims,actions, causes of action, demands, rights, damages, costs, loss of service, expenses and compensationwhatssoever, which the undersigned now has/have or which may hereafter accrue on account of or in any way growing out of any and all known and unknown, forseen or unforeseen property damage and the consequences there of resulting or to result fromt eh occurrence on or about the (day of accident) at or near (place of accident). It is understood and agreed that this settlement is the compromise of a doubtful and disputed claim, and the payment made is not to be construed as an admission of liability on the part of the party or parties hereby released. and that said releasees deny liability therefor and intend merly to avoid litigation and buy there peace.
The undersigned furhter declare and represent that no promise inducement or agreement not here in expressed has been made to the undersigned, and this release contains the entire agreement between the parties hereto, and that the terms of this release are contractual and not a mere recital.
and then they gave him a check for the amount (bookvalue of car)
with my husbands name and my name on it.
can someone explane this.. was this just a property damage release or a release of my injury allso.. and if so only my husband signing it how could he release on all medical owed to me.
we really could use the money but im afraid to sign the check.. on the check it allso says.. pd final ...i was toled that meant property damage but how do you really know and i was fine to signe the check.
thanks so much i hope someone can help. sorry about how long this is.