Several weeks later after seeing a doctor and getting an MRI of his shoulder, he found out that he had a torn rotator cuff. When he contacted State Farm he was advised that he had settled his case and signed a release and that State Farm would not be paying any more money. He eventually had surgery and incurred thousands of dollars worth of medical bills and lost wages. His claim was worth in excess of $50,000.00 and he settled for less than $5,000. This is why anyone involved in a car accident should contact an experienced car accident attorney.