So, you went through the whole process. You got treated, you went to the doctor, you did everything you’re supposed to do for your injuries and to recover. So, what happens next? Well, the doctors, the urgent care facilities, the medical doctor, the spine specialist, the MRIs, everybody else. We request the records, or they’ll send us the records for your treatment. Now that we get all the records, we can create the story of what are you and how does this accident affected your life.
I have to get the medical records so we can put together a demand for settlement. Now that tells us about your medical records, that tells us a lot of things about what’s hurting you and how this has affected your life per the doctor’s perspective from what you’ve told them during your exams. Now, one of the things that we like to do as a firm- we do an impact sheet. How has the accident impacted your life, that’s the most important part because in litigation there are two parts? There are economic damages which are your heart damages meaning what did you lose as far as monetary, how much are your medical bills cost-wise.
But then there’s the whole other part of life that has affected your life or your relationship with your kids. How it has affected your life while brushing your teeth, tying your shoes, playing, doing all these things. So, we want to know the story of how it has affected you, not just the cost of treatment but how does that affect you in your life and going forward.
Now that will give us a full story or a much better story to wrap it up in a pretty bow to put it in front of the insurance company so they can understand you as a person and not you as just a piece of paper. So, it’s very important to put the general damages, which is how it affected your life your actual life and the economic damages which is how much did it cost because if you’ve gone through this issue, did you miss work, did you have to go to the multiple visit, did you spend a lot of money back with gas and time mending opportunity things that you missed out. All these things are important to correctly tell the story to the adjuster from the insurance company. Now we can start the negotiations. That’s what we have to do to prepare a demand for settlement. If you have any questions, call us at 813.421.3411.
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