Mr. Distasio explains how to get full value for your case.
Some Information About Steps to Prove Your Personal Injury Case
Insurance companies do not want to pay full value for injury claims. In fact, they make their money by paying as little as possible. The money they save by not paying what a claim is really worth is their profit.
The way to insure you get full value for your case is to document your injury. Your complaints of pain are not enough. You need to go to a doctor as soon after the accident as possible to document your complaints of pain. Then you need to follow the doctor’s recommendations for treatment until you are at maximum medical improvement or what the doctors call MMI. MMI occurs when your injury is at the best it is ever going to be. With some injuries like a broken bone, MMI can occur very quickly. With other injuries like neck and back pain, MMI may take six months or more.
Once you reach MMI or maximum medical improvement, your doctor will write a final report that documents the extent of your injuries, the type of future medical care you may need, and the cost of future medical care.
Without all this documentation, the insurance company will not pay full value for your claim because they know if you turn their offer down, they can use the lack of documentation to try and convince a jury that you are not really injured in the accident or that your injuries are not as bad as you claim they are.