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A few years ago, I decided to take up running. I was bad at it at first, but after a few months, I got more comfortable. Unfortunately, right when I got good at running, I developed a bad pain in my left foot. At first, I decided to push past the pain, but it quickly became excruciating. I realized that it might be a good idea to talk with a doctor about my problem, and so I met with an orthopedist. He carefully watched my gait as I ran, and he decided to take some images to check out my bone health. It turned out that I had developed a stress fracture, and my doctor recommended surgery. This blog is all about ways that an orthopedist can help you, so that you can enjoy your hobbies.

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Getting Independent Medical Evaluations For Your Client's Lawsuit

by Jessie Hawkins

When you represent a client in a personal injury lawsuit, you want to convince the judge or jury to find in this person's favor. You need to present solid evidence to prove your client suffered devastating injuries and is entitled to compensation under the state's laws.

However, your word alone as a lawyer may not suffice in winning the judgment you want. Instead, you might more readily convince the court by securing independent medical evaluations for your case.

Unbiased Take

The provider of the independent medical evaluations has no bias toward either side of the argument. This person's sole job is to provide an accurate account of what took place and how extensive your client's injuries may or may not be.

Because this person lacks commitment to either side of the case, he or she can provide an objective, reasonable and factual account of what the client's medical tests, scans, and other examinations found. This person's fact-based and detached account can be sufficient in helping the court understand the person's injuries and what damages your client may have suffered.

Confirming Your Account

The provider of the independent medical evaluations can also confirm your accounts of your client's injuries. The court may not take your word alone for what happened if you lack any in-depth medical knowledge. The jurors might simply assume you are an alarmist who is making up drama on behalf of your client.

However, the independent medical evaluation provider you bring into court can confirm or deny your own accounts of what happened. He or she can validate your arguments and provide authenticity to the details you provide to the court on your client's behalf.

Winning Your Case

Finally, independent medical evaluations can help you win your case. You want to provide airtight arguments that the defendant's attorney cannot argue against or diminish. You want the other side to acquiesce to your client and agree to pay out damages to which he or she is entitled.

The independent medical evaluations can provide the solid proof you need to argue for your client. You may win a judgment on his or her behalf because of them.

Independent medical evaluations can benefit you and your client in court. They can provide a factual account of what injuries your client suffered. They can also validate your own arguments and help you win the favor of the judge or jury to decide for your client. 

For more information, contact a local independent medical evaluation provider.