Having a motor vehicle accident and an injury is bad enough, but sadly that’s not the end of it. Then you find yourself buried by the volume of forms, treatments, appointments with consultants, meetings with lawyers… and the list goes on and on. I have seen many people who have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, being overwhelmed by the added stress of the medical-legal process. If you are one of these people, reading this book will help you to understand the medical-legal relationship as you prepare your injury claim.
I am a qualified physician and psychiatrist, in practice for many years. I have written hundreds of independent medical evaluations, or IMEs. I have been qualified by the courts as an expert witness dealing with people who have been involved in motor vehicle accidents, or MVAs. Almost every patient I’ve seen in this capacity is nervous or frightened before and during the consultation.
This book discusses many important questions that people like you have asked me over the years.
• How do I deal with the insurance company?
• Do I need a lawyer?
• What type of doctors and other therapists will I need to see and what type of therapy will I need?
• And, most importantly, will I get better?