In my last post, I talked about the second stage of a personal injury case: investigating of the accident scene, property damage, and injury. In this article, I will be talking about an extremely important part of a claim-treatment of injuries until reaching MMI-maximum medical improvement.

This is the stage of a personal injury claim where the client must wholeheartedly do their part. Personal injury cases are medically driven and if a client doesn’t keep their doctors’ appointments, it will look like their injury isn’t that serious and the insurance company could use that against them. As a part of our intake process here at the Brooks Law Group, we have our clients initial and sign a Lengthy Process Agreement, where the client agrees to keep their appointments with doctors and treat regularly. This is important and falls right into the next stage because, without a doctor saying that our client has reached their maximum medical improvement, we will not be able to send a demand letter to the insurance company/companies. In my next post, I will be talking about stage four in a personal injury claim negotiating with the Insurance Company/Companies (The Demand).

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.