My practice is to get actively involved in settlement discussions only once my clients have reached ‘maximum medical improvement’ (MMI). This will be when your treatment providers (and you) are satisfied that you are stable and will not benefit (improve) with further treatment or require further specialist intervention. In other words, you must be stable, and your treatment providers must be able to provide a medical ‘prognosis’ for your health/injuries into the future – typically health professionals will not be able to give a prognosis until you have reached MMI. Once you have reached MMI, I like to have clients wait another 3 months, just to be sure they are stable. My experience is that a three month buffer, allows clients to have another Season to go through and potentially do different activities that may or may not show up problems with their injuries.
We will assist you throughout the recovery process and ensure that you follow guidelines designed to ensure that you a) get better, b) protect your legal interests, and c) obtain a fair settlement.