Before signing anything, be sure to contact a personal injury lawyer to ensure your rights are protected. If you sign a release, you may be unable to recover future damages. In many instances if you have a viable case, insurance companies offer an easy and early settlement. Be warned. These settlement offers may not fully compensate you for what you deserve. You should never ‘go it alone’ up against the big insurance companies. Because you may still be unaware of the extent and future costs of your injuries, connecting with your personal injury attorney as quickly as possible could mean the difference between fast cash, and getting enough to last.