Posted 02 February 2014 - 04:04 PM
Thanks, I do have an attorney but he will not give me a rough estimate. He has only said that he has sent a "package" in for the entire amount of $100,000. the limits of the insured policy.. I am awaiting the response. Ther insured was completely at faukt,My injuries concerned my neck, back and ribs. I was treated by two GP's and a Chiropractor. Addionally, I had expenses of $700 for a CT scan. My travel and prescriptions amounted to approximately $1800 in addition to $5000 in deferrend medical treatment mentioned previously. I am currently unemployed and my attorney says he is not going to claim lost wages since there are none to prove. I was told early on however that medical bills are to be paid off the top, prior to the attorneys part. Now I am hearing differently.
I hope this gives you basic specifics of my case. I feel it strange that my attorney will not offer an opinion of a settlement but he just says we will wait and see.
Posted 03 February 2014 - 12:40 PM
The date of the accident was mid July of last year. I was going straight thru an intersection(traffic light) when I was hit in the side from an auto turning right at the intersection. He stated he was distracted by trying to catch a falling cellphone that had begun to ring and fell off the seat due to the turn. He additmited full responsibility.
I was not transported from the scene by ambulance but later that day went to this site my private physician who prescribed muscle relaxers and pain medication. He suggested I contact a lawyer stating it appeared I would need follow up treatment. I contacted a large injury law firm in the state who directed me to physicians and chiropractors who would defer billing until a settlement was reached since I had no insurance. I went to the Chiropractor for 3 times each week for about 3 weeks, twice a week for about 2 weeks and weekly there after. I have over 40 visits to the chiropractor.
There was no lacerations or broken bones but a lot of soft tissue damage, muscle strain and bruising of the ribs. Ive not fully recovered and an told I will need follow up treatment for quite some time. Sleep was extremely difficult for a long time. I have reach maximum recovery according to my physicians other than follow up treatment. I am still on pain medication. Total cost of the Chiropractor was over $3500
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