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That depends on injuries and the longevity of said injuries. If the injuries casued long term or irreversible damage a settlement is possible. If the injury can be completely reversed then settlement can be small to non. Settlements are usually for compensating a loss.

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Yes, if you have a judgment against you the money you owe can come from any source that you may have.

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What should I know before accepting a cash settlement for an injury from an insurance company?

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