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The answer to your question depends entirely on the wording of the release that you signed when you accepted payment for your medical bills. Unfortunately, the odds are overwhelming that the insurance company required you to waive any right to pursue additional claims arising from this accident as a condition of receiving the reimbursement for medical bills. Insurance companies do not typically settlement medical bills without requiring the signing of such a release.
That being the case, the waiver that has been signed would typically be binding and prohibit any action for general damages
unless the waiver was signed under duress or in reliance upon fraudulent misrepresentations.
been a variety of cases where settlement agreements were rescinded because the insurance company put tremendous pressure on claimant to settle shortly after an accident, constituting duress. I know of one such case in which the insurance company actually showed up at the claimant's house late at night with settlement papers and persuaded them to settle. The court said that the agreement was not obtained voluntarily.
Unless you can show something along these lines, and assuming that the waiver you initially signed precluded any other claims arising from this incident, then there likely would be no way to collect general damages at this point.
Please bear in mind that the above is intended to be general information only. I am not commenting and cannot comment on the specific facts of your case because I am not your attorney and can only provide information through this forum.
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