As I mentioned in the Blog prior to this one, there are 8 Stages in a Personal Injury Claim. In this article, I am going to be talking about the first stage, Intake Process and Treatment.

At your initial intake appointment, one of our personal injury case managers will collect information about you, your injury history, and what happened in the accident. The case manager will also gather any pictures of your injuries and property damage.

Next, your part is to begin or continue treating with doctors and following their orders. It is very important that you keep your appointments. You will also be required to fill out an impact questionnaire.

While you are treating with your doctors, we will be doing a lot of work for your case behind the scenes. We will set up a file for you, contact the insurance companies involved with your case, and request all medical records from prior similar injuries. We will order insurance information from the defendant, the accident report, a video tape of the accident, and the spoliation letter.

As you can see, in this stage it is crucial for everyone to do their part. We are here to guide you in the right direction to help you with your personal injury case. In my next article, I will talk about Stage Two- Investigation of scene, property damage and injury.

Steve was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. As was the practice for new doctors his father worked day and night during his medical residency at Charity Hospital there. Steve comes from a long line of doctors. His father, his grandfather, his great grandfather, even two uncles were all specialists and/or surgeons in their chosen medical specialties, including internal medicine specialist, obstetrics / gynecology, neurosurgery and general practice / surgery. His great-great grandfather was the Surgeon General of Ohio during the Civil War.