Within the last few weeks, 2 clients of mine reached settlement agreements, one against Home Depot and another against a major paint manufacturer. In each case, a condition of the settlement was that the client maintain the confidentiality of the settlement.
Why do companies insist on confidentiality? It is to keep other accident victims uninformed. It is for that reason that there is a benefit to retaining a knowledgeable and experienced personal injury lawyer.
You have to play your hand smartly.