Maximum Medical Improvement is Crucial to Your Case. Here’s Why.

Maximum Medical Improvement is Crucial to Your Case. Here’s Why.

Chances are, you were unfamiliar with the term “maximum medical improvement” before getting into an accident. You may even be coming across it for the first time now. Either way, Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) is a critical aspect of the personal injury claims process. This is a key factor in receiving a settlement that ensures a full recovery.

What is Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI)?

Maximum Medical Improvement, or MMI, is when you’ve fully recovered from your injuries. In more severe cases with little to no chance of a full recovery, MMI is when medical care can no longer improve your condition, but maintain your stability and quality of life. Racing MMI depends on the severity of your injuries. 

Why Should You Wait Until Reaching Maximum Medical Improvement? 

If you were injured in an accident, it is essential that you wait until you’ve reached MMI before accepting any compensation from an insurance company. Insurance companies will commonly try to rush you into accepting a settlement that would not sufficiently cover your medical bills and lost wages due to your accident. 

If you accept a settlement too early before you reach MMI, this will not be enough to cover future expenses, and you will be forced to pay a staggering amount out of pocket. You will not know how much your insurance claim is worth until your MMI is reached, so it is essential to be patient in this process. Remember, if you accept a low settlement from the insurance company, there’s no going back. 

Who Determines When You Reach MMI? 

Your doctors will determine when you have reached MMI. In order to meet MMI, you must follow your doctor’s treatment plan. Missing appointments or failing to follow the treatment plan will make it difficult to reach MMI and the insurance company could use this against you. 

Why It is Crucial to Partner With A Skilled Lawyer? 

After an accident, you shouldn’t accept an insurance company’s offfer. Instead, it is in your best interest to  turn to a skilled lawyer to handle your claim. An experienced lawyer will work with you and guide you through the entire process to ensure the full extent of your damages is determined. He or she will help you receive the proper medical care  you need to reach maximum medical improvement. 

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