In most instances, an attorney doesn’t settle a personal injury case until after the victim receives most of their medical treatment. It’s not that the attorney doesn’t want the victim to recover as quickly as possible., it’s because medical care establishes a pattern of the victim’s injuries and losses. These losses are what form the basis for the victim’s recovery.
If the injury is a type that the victim can recover from completely in a relatively short period of time, their attorney may wait until they’ve completely recovered to settle the case. This is the best way to fully know the cost of medical bills. However, if the victim has injuries that require long-term care, it’s not practical to wait until they’ve completed treatment in order to agree on a recovery. (more…)