Personal Injury Lawyer Articles

Issues Regarding Future Medical Expenses Cannot Be “Left Open” In Personal Injury Cases

Unlike injuries covered by Workers’ Compensation benefits, settlements and awards in personal injury claims – such as auto accidents or “slip and fall” – cannot be “left open” for payment as needed for future medical expenses. Most doctors know that injured workers with accepted injuries may receive ongoing medial care at the Comp carrier’s expense. … Read more

Book Review: Motor Vehicle Collision Injuries

Some topics are so vast we cannot hope to cover them in this journal. Occasionally we come across a book of note in the medical/legal field and will use this opportunity to notify you of such discoveries. Motor Vehicle Collision Injuries by Lawrence S. Nordhoff, Jr. (Aspen Publishers, Inc., 1996) is a resource which provides … Read more

Tips On Testifying In Court

A lawyer representing one of your patients has asked you to testify in court concerning the injury you treated. What does the lawyer expect of you? What can you expect of the lawyer? The context here is testimony in court before a jury in a personal injury lawsuit (not a deposition in a workers compensation … Read more

PIP Medical Benefits – Getting The Bills Paid

Physicians and their office staffs are often frustrated by the Personal Injury Protection (PIP) system. You may want to pass this article on to the head of your billing office. All auto liability policies in Oregon are required to provide PIP (no fault) coverage for prompt payment of reasonable and necessary medical expenses resulting from … Read more