Tag Archives: Medical issues in Injury claims

The “Gap In Treatment” Issue In Personal Injury Cases

gap in treatment

People often make a basic mistake when they have been injured. They think they should treat their medical care like they always do.  For many people that means they try to “tough it out.” Injured people don’t often understand that this makes the insurance company happy. That company will use your actions in the medical […]

The Independent Medical Examination: Be Careful of Doctors Working For Insurance Companies

The Independent Medical Examination

Insurance companies often want to send you to a hired physician for a so-called independent medical examination.  The rules controlling the lawsuit process  allow a  defendant to have a medical professional of their choice examine an injured plaintiff.   These examinations are a time when the worlds of law and medicine collide. Clients are often surprised […]

Who Pays My Medical Bills When I Have a Personal Injury Claim?

Who Pays My Medical Bills When I Have a Personal Injury Claim

As with so many things about the medical payments system,  “who pays” is a complex question. That is an unfortunate  truth. When your injury claim is settled or a jury verdict is paid, the payment amount will include payment of all or part of your medical bills.  (It also includes wage loss, general damages, pain […]