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Personal injury case coming...advise

VickiVVicki Posts: 57
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:47 AM in Chronic Pain
After being injured in a trip and fall in a negligent floor condition, a spinal fusion, then spasm and falling breaking my back,i live in chronic pain. If anyone has been thru mediation or trial will you connect with me and share ur experiences. I have been financially ruined by all this and do not trust the "system". Of course the lawyer does well but seriously i need to present myself in the best way possible. I will need care indefinately. Before this accident i had previous spinal probs and my first fusion. This of course will be taken into consideration. I did have pain where they removed the bone from my iliac crest for many many years. Any thoughts, advice will be greatly appreciated from your experiences. THANK YOU.


  • Be prepared for disappointment. There is usually some sort of equation used to put a dollar amount on the body part in question. After the years of litigation, depositions, and personal time invested, the end result is usually very low.

    The attornies make 1/3 of the settlement money, insurance will want reimbursed for their portion paid related to the accident, and the rest is yours to keep.

    It is a long, hard road, without much return.

    Also, since you have already had spinal issues, the other lawyer will most likely try to give you less. They will figure a new equation on how your pain has been "exacerbated" by the most recent accident.

    All of this is considering that the company or person is indeed found to be negligent.
  • to say best wishes. I have no advice but do make sure your lawyer negotiates in some psychiatric help as well because like "Will I Am" Stated, you need to know that no matter what the outcome, you will still need to learn how to manage the cards you've been dealt.

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