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Personal Injury - What is my case worth?

 

Personal injury claims are often adding insult, to insult, to injury. First there is an incident

causing an injury, then you get the third degree from the insurance company. Before you are even

finished getting your medical treatment they are pushing to get you to agree to a settlement, or

outright denying the claim. Once they make an offer it is usually less than the case is worth.

 

The number one question I get asked is, “What is this case worth?” Often the answer is

rather complicated, but one thing is simple. You will never get paid enough money to live through

what injured people have to live through. You will never find a random stranger on the street who

will agree to let you break their arm, back, hand, neck, or crack their head open for the amounts the

insurance companies want to give, or juries want to award.

 

So what can you do? First and foremost, get treatment for your injuries! If someone does

not have injuries, then a practical settlement of property damage with nominal value for the

personal injury should be sufficient. But where a person has physical injuries, medical treatment is

vital. And while I personally support chiropractic care, acupuncture, and massage as treatment

methods for soft tissue injuries, juries in this area are extremely reluctant to give any real

consideration to them as a form of treatment.

 

Once you get the treatment under way, if your doctor believes the injury is severe and

may take several months to heal, then locate an attorney right away. You do not want to be running

up on the one (1) year statute of limitations waiting for your treatment to end. It is not uncommon

for people to call only a few days or weeks before their statute of limitations. That gives an

attorney very little time to gather the information necessary to file suit to keep the claim open. Of

course you can always ask an attorney to review a settlement offer to get an idea of whether it is

fair. Most attorneys will negotiate for you at a significantly reduced rate if all you wish is to get an

appropriate settlement.

 

There are so many other factors to consider, that it is best to have an attorney at your side.

You must handle any unpaid medical bills, reimbursement of your health insurance company,

repayment of your personal auto insurance carrier, Medicare issues, and possibly any other number

of issues that relate to the collision. An attorney handles these things for you so you don't have to

deal with it. You want to make sure this is all handled so that when you settle and receive your

settlement check, you know that no one will come out of the woodwork years later to ask for

money.

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