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What is the value of my claim?
All car accidents are different. As a result the value of your claim is not a simple question to answer. In general, personal injury claims involve two major elements:
1) The actual damages and damages for pain and suffering which include items like past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and damage to property. Actual damages are determined by reviewing documentation such as receipts or bills, and calculating the time you missed from work or potentially the reduction in your future earning capacity as determined by your doctor.
2) Pain and suffering is much more difficult to determine and will largely depend on the severity of your injuries as perceived and documented by your doctor.
The problem is, not all doctors are created equal. While most chiropractors will do a fairly good job at getting you out of pain, not all have the skill to truly detect and correct your problem structurally. Of the doctors that can truly correct your problem, not many have the training in properly documenting your injuries in a manner that will help build your case.
At Barton Chiropractic in Concord, our highly trained doctors are experts in whiplash type injuries. Dr. Barton has over 29 years experience in detecting, correcting and documenting every aspect of your injury. This is one of the reasons that so many attorneys from all over the state refer their clients to our chiropractic office for care.
Insurance companies use a variety of methods to calculate pain and suffering including using formulas which multiply your actual documented damages by a pre-determined amount. Insurance companies will always try to resolve a claim for as little money as possible, whether it is a reasonable amount or not. That is why in order to protect your rights and maximize the value of your claim you need an experienced doctor and often an experienced car accident attorney on your side as well.
If you have been involved in a car accident, you may have suffered permanent damage from a whiplash type injury. Do not let an insurance company take advantage of you. Call 925 685-2002 for your free consultation with one of our highly trained doctors today!