Will Getting Surgery Help My Case?
When it comes to personal injury cases, things can become a bit puzzling. So when you actually have to deal with an accident, it’s best to know the facts before committing to anything.
To put it plainly, surgery may or may not help a case. This may sound vague, but the outcome really depends on each individual case. A client should not get surgery with the sole intention of receiving a larger settlement. Let’s say you get the surgery and after all is said and done, you received a smaller settlement than expected. Now you’re stuck with a hefty medical bill and no funds to pay for it. If this turns out to be the situation for you, all hope isn’t necessarily lost. Educate yourself on the vast variety of lawsuit funding solutions out there, with companies who specialize in legal financing to make your life a whole lot easier. Let’s explore some instances where you may get a better settlement.
- Liability is Clear: Let’s say you’ve been rear-ended. The person who rear-ended you admits fault by saying that you were at a complete stop upon impact and that he should have pumped the brakes and stopped sooner. Liability is clear because fault has been visibly acknowledged by the person who hit you.
- Injuries are 100% Caused by the Accident: Insurance adjusters are typically not going to argue if your injury is directly correlated to the accident. Fractures (broken bones) are the most common example of an injury that’s hard to dispute.
- Insurance is Sufficient: If the person who rear-ended you has liability insurance, the insurance company will pay for your injury case. If this is the case, you may have a greater payout if you decide to have surgery. Not only do regular people have liability insurance, but companies like Target, Disney, Walmart, CVS, Publix, and cruise lines do too. They are self-insured, so if something were to happen, they have their backs covered along with yours.
Written by: Kristy Kravitsky