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Dont Settle Your Case Too Early!

Insurance companies often try to get an injured party to settle early before an attorney is on the case and before the injured party knows the extent of the injury. The insurance company will offer a minimal amount, say $500, and try to talk the injured party into accepting this as full and final payment within weeks of the accident. The insurance company will have the injured sign a release of all claims. It may be nice to have $500 and not have to pay an attorney but this practice has serious consequences. Usually the injured party after a few weeks has no idea of the extent of his or… Read More »

PANEL QMES, THE MEDICAL UNIT AND JUST MORE DELAY FOR THE INJURED WORKER!

The good ole days in workers’ compensation have come and gone.  Parties are now required to go through the Panel Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) process when they disagree with treating physicians.   Changes to QME laws have occurred as recently as 2013.  This QME process is often where we see prospective clients make mistakes and end up with a mess that cannot be cleaned up.  We recommend you request a free consultation with this office regarding your workers’ compensation matter before it is too late! Once you have representation by an attorney, the parties may be able to obtain an Agreed Medical Evaluator (AME).  While it takes time to obtain an… Read More »

Confirmation Bias

The retired Superior Court Judge explained to the opposing insurance defense attorneys and their claims representative that they needed to keep an open mind due to Confirmation Bias.  Confirmation Bias prevents people from hearing anything but what they expect to hear or what they already think.  Sometimes very wrong decisions are based on bad facts because of Confirmation Bias. The case involved a bicyclist run over in a crosswalk by a truck. Needless to say, truck vs. bicycle cases usually result in serious personal injuries on the part of the bicyclist.  The truck driver said that he was looking for traffic approaching on his left and he did not look… Read More »