AN INCOMPLETE LIST OF THE PEOPLE WHO ADDED INSULT TO INJURY WHEN YOU HAD THE BAD MANNERS TO GET HURT
Sunday, April 24, 2005 11:00 PM
The careless driver who rear-ended you
The cop who wrote the inaccurate accident report
The municipal prosecutor who forgot you were a victim and treated you merely as the State's witness
The "Independent Medical Exam" doctor hired by your PIP carrier to say you had reached "maximum treatment benefit" even though you were still spurting blood when he examined you
The claims adjuster for your PIP carrier, who cut off your medical treatment benefits because the "Independent Medical Exam" doctor told her you had reached "maximum treatment benefit"
The "patient accounts" staff at your doctor's office, who started calling you after your PIP carrier cut off medical treatment benefits
The collection agency hired by your doctor, who started calling and calling and calling you after calls from the doctor's "patient accounts" staff failed to have the desired effect
Your doctor, who refused further treatments after your PIP carrier cut off medical treatment benefits
The defense attorney, who wouldn't discuss settlement with your attorney until she had justified her fee by burying you in interrogatories, motions, and mumbo jumbo
The doctors hired by the defense attorney to perform even more "Independent Medical Exams," who said your "subjective complaints could not be verified by objective testing" (doctor-speak for "you're a big faker and you did cartwheels during the examination" even though you were still spurting blood when they examined you)
The claims adjuster for the careless driver's auto insurance carrier, who refused to settle because (he said) you caused the accident and were not really injured
Attorney David G. Christoffersen has been handling injury cases in New Jersey and Pennsylvania since 1990.