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Police Officer’s Opinions

In automobile accident cases, the investigating police officer often writes his opinion regarding the cause of the crash. That opinion is based upon the presentation of the parties and witnesses. Unfortunately, witnesses who do not speak English well or who have suffered serious injuries do not get an opportunity to present the truth of what happened. Additionally, most officers do not have the training and education necessary to form opinions as to speed from skid, perception-reaction time, and other scientific methods used to determine cause of accidents. Therefore, it is black letter law that the police officer’s opinions are not admissible in court. Nevertheless, a claimant’s demand uses the police… Read More »

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 »