The Law Offices of Norman Gregory Fernandez & Associates Announces our New California Personal Injury Lawyer, Attorney, Blog.

The Law Offices of Norman Gregory FernandezThe Law Offices of Norman Gregory Fernandez & Associates is a Southern California Law Firm that handles many types of legal matters including personal injury. We handle Personal Injury matters throughout the State of California.

We are pleased to announce the creation of our new California Personal Injury Law Blog called “California Personal Injury Lawyer, Attorney, Blog.”

The purpose of the Blog will be not only to educate the general public about the various aspects of personal injury law in the State of California, but we will also publish valuable links, news, and other information related to California Personal Injury.

Articles will be written by Attorney Norman Gregory Fernandez and other guest authors.

As time goes by the wealth of information that will be published in this Blog will grow tremendously. We invite you to bookmark our Blog.

If you have suffered a personal injury in the State of California, you may contact us for a free consultation through our Personal Injury Website by clicking here, or you may call us directly at 818-584-8831 extension 1.

By Norman Gregory Fernandez, Esq. , Copyright 2006.

Medical Treatment in Your Personal Injury Case; A very Important Factor in what type of Settlement or Judgment you will Receive!

Doctors rushing Personal Injury Victim into HospitalThe type and amount of medical treatment that you receive for an injury that resulted from the Negligence of another is an indication of the seriousness of your injuries in your personal injury case.

The client who receives $500.00 worth of medical treatment will not, as a general rule, receive the same settlement or judgement as a client with $5,000.00 in medical treatment.

Most insurance companies grade the seriousness of injuries as minimal, slight, moderate or severe. A minimal injury is one in which the client has $1,000.00 or less in medical treatment to cure the injury. A slightly injured client has over $1,000.00 to $3,000.00 in medical treatment. A client with medical treatment expenses over $3,000.00 to $5,000.00 is moderately injured. Medical expenses in excess of $5,000.00 shows severe injury. Use the following rules as a guide to your medical treatment in your personal injury case.

Follow the Doctors Advice
You should accept the type and amount of medical treatment the doctor recommends. Some types of treatment may appear not to help at first. Often the doctor may change the type of treatment for better results. Keep in mind that your doctor has been trained to treat your injuries. Any question as to whether you should continue medical treatment should be directed to the doctor.

Do not Understate Your Complaints
Each time you see your doctor tell the doctor: 1. The location of your pain; 2. The amount of pain (slight, moderate or severe); 3. What you can not do (disability); and, 4. What you do to relieve the pain. Do not tell the doctor you “feel fine” if you have pain. The doctor cannot help you if you do not tell the doctor your complaints. Do not expect the insurance company to pay for your pain if you say you “feel fine.”

Do something About your Pain
The insurance company has a very simple rule when rating personal injury cases. The rule is “If it is important enough for you to see a doctor for your complaint, is important enough for you to be compensated for the complaint.” In other words, the failure to treat with a medical doctor (according to the insurance companies) means that you must not be that hurt!

If you are in pain you must appear to be trying to get well (mitigating damages). That means going to the doctor for help. If the doctor releases you from therapy and you are still in pain return to the doctor. You know how you feel better than anyone else. Return to the doctor as soon as possible if you are still having pain.

If you wait a year to return back to the doctor, it will appear to the insurance companies that you “must have a new injury,” or you are trying to embellish your injuries. Use your common sense, if you are hurting from your injuries, see your doctor!

By Norman Gregory Fernandez, Esq. , Copyright 2006

Welcome to the Biker and Motorcycle Lawyer Blog

Norman Gregory Fernandez, Esq. at Cooks CornerAs a lawyer who is a real biker, I wish to welcome you to this blog which was created by me on August 31, 2006.

My purpose in creating this blog was to educate bikers and motorcyclist on the legal issues related to riding motorcycles.

I am one of the few lawyers that I know of in California that actually practices what he preaches. In other words I ride, and I handle motorcycle accident cases, and other biker related cases.

I hope you read through the various articles that I post from time to time. I hope you find them helpful.
Norman Gregory Fernandez, Esq.
Biker and Lawyer
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