Maximum Medical Improvement: What is it and How Does It Affect Your Personal Injury Case?

It is not uncommon for a family to take legal action right after a dangerous accident has seriously injured their loved one. After all, the family is likely experiencing immediate medical costs, are likely missing work (and wages) and are seeing their loved one’s wealth slipping away.

While it is always a good idea to reach out to a personal injury attorney as soon as you are considering filing a lawsuit, it is not always wise to file that lawsuit right away. In some cases, it makes sense to temporarily wait to file the claim until the victim has recovered. Why? Because of a legal concept known as maximum medical improvement – or MMI for short. Keep reading to learn more about it and then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.

What does MMI really mean?

MMI is a status that is decided by medical professionals. Essentially, when an injured person has improved as well as they are going to improve, their doctor will qualify them as having reached MMI. This may mean that the victim has improved entirely. In other cases, it means that they have suffered damage to their brain or spine, and that though they are not like their previous selves, they have healed as much as they are going to heal.

Why does MMI matter?

It is a critical part of your injury claim because it allows us to get an accurate idea of the compensation that is owed. For example, we need to address the total medical treatment costs of the injury, including past bills and potential future bills. MMI allows us to more accurately do that. Likewise, if an injured party has a reduced quality of life and will need assistance for the rest of their life, that should be figured into their settlement.

You do not pay legal expenses until we win your case

At The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker we are here to provide legal services to people in our community. We know that a person who is facing medical bills, who has been unable to work, and is experiencing other financial hardships cannot afford to pay an attorney. Insurance companies know this too – and they may use that fact to pressure you into accepting a settlement.

The good news for you is that we take cases on a contingency basis. This means that you call us at 800-333-0000 and we start with a free legal consultation. If we believe you have grounds for a winning lawsuit, we will take it on with no upfront cost to you. We cover all legal fees and you only pay us when we win your case. If we do not win your case then you do not pay us – it is that simple. Call now at 800-333-0000 to get the process started.