Valuing Your Personal Injury Case

by | Aug 13, 2018 | Personal Injury | 0 comments

When determining the value of your personal injury case, your Michigan injury lawyer will evaluate a number of factors.  Two important pieces of evidence that your attorney will want to examine are your medical bills and your medical records.  Both of these sources of information can prove to be extremely valuable when attempting to negotiate a settlement with insurance companies.  This information can also serve as key pieces of evidence if your Michigan injury lawyer is forced to carry your case to litigation.

Evaluating Medical Bills

If you are injured in a personal injury accident, you are entitled to compensation for medical injuries that you sustained as a result of the accident.  Your Michigan injury attorney will want to evaluate your medical bills to determine how much medical debt you have incurred as a result of your accident.  Your Michigan injury lawyer will also search your medical records to ensure that the treatment you are receiving is related to your accident.  Insurance companies will not pay for medical expenses that are not related to injuries received from your accident.  They will also not cover medical expenses that are not necessary or reasonable given the nature of your injury.  It is important that you provide your attorney with a detailed accounting of all your medical expenses that lists the type of treatment you are receiving.  The more evidence that you are able to provide regarding your medical treatment, the higher the chances that your Michigan injury lawyer will be able to help you recover the full amount for your medical expenses.

Evaluating Medical Records

In order to recover compensation for an injury received in a personal injury case, the victim must be able to prove that he or she actually suffered an injury.  This is typically done through the use of medical records.  It is important that you seek medical treatment for any injuries that you suffer as a result of your accident.  Also, make sure to provide your Michigan injury lawyer with a list of your treating physicians and a copy of all of your medical records.  If financial concerns prevent you from receiving proper medical care, inform your attorney.  There are payment options available for patients who are involved in a personal injury lawsuit.  Don’t just stop seeing the doctor without first trying to find other payment alternatives.

Contact Us

If you have suffered an injury as the result of an accident that was caused by the careless, negligent actions of another party, contact a Michigan injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Christopher Trainor & Associates to discuss your case.  Our attorneys will evaluate the details of your case and help you determine whether or not you are entitled to compensation under the law.  Call our office at 800-961-8477 to schedule an initial case consultation today.

 

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