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Why Is It Critical To Follow A Doctor’s Orders In A Personal Injury Case?

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While it can be difficult to carve out the time and energy to do so, it is critical to follow doctor’s orders when it comes to injuries from personal injury cases. It is rare that someone will sustain an injury and immediately be referred for surgery or some other type of treatment; instead, conservative treatments will be tried first, followed by progressively more intense treatments and further diagnostics. For example, someone may end up needing to have an MRI to check for herniated disks or torn tendons. Regardless of the course of treatment, an injured person should follow the doctor’s order and avoid gaps in treatment in order to minimize the insurance company’s ability to refute their claim.

What Factors Can Cause My Auto Accident Case To Go Into Litigation?

My firm has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury cases, so we know how insurance companies and their adjusters operate. There may be cases that are very clear-cut and can be taken straight into litigation, and there are many others that can be settled prior to litigation. Once we take on a case, we review all of the evidence and medical records in order to develop a settlement package which will be sent to the at-fault party’s insurance company. If that insurance company responds with a reasonable offer, then we may accept it, and if they do not, then we may have to go to litigation.

How Often Do Personal Injury Cases Typically Go To Trial?

It is very rare for personal injury cases to go to trial. Those that do typically involve questions as to who was at fault. Cases that involve serious injuries and clear-cut liability on behalf of one party will almost never go to trial.

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