I am sorry for your injuries and the conditions that you are suffering with, I know how challenging and limiting they can be.
I suggest you request a meeting with your attorney and ask about his or her experience with these conditions and what his/her litigation plan is. Express your concerns and ask for the attorney to address them. Bring a list of questions with you. If after that meeting, you are not satisfied, speak to another attorney. The injuries you have sustained have the potential to severely limit your life - from what I've seen, so you deserve to receive the maximum possible recovery and to have an attorney you're confident will obtain that for you.
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First, contact your attorney. You always have the option to change lawyers. The sooner the better. That said, most of the time these issues are a simple misunderstanding. Good luck.
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In cases sush as this, I always recommend that you speak with your existing attorney to express your concerns. Often times you will find that there was merely a misunderstanding or a failure to communbicate, and that your confidence in your existing attorney will be restored. If that turns out not to be the case, and you are sure that you want to change lawyers, then I would be happy to discuss your case with you. My name is Mark Kuminski and I am a partner with the law firm of Levinson Axelrod. Reflex Sympathetic Dystropy (RSD), now known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, is a conditon which effects the sympathetic nervous system and may develop after a relatively minor trauma to one of your extremities. It is a fairly uncommon condition and is not totally understood by the medical community. I have handled several cases for clients with this condition in the past, and recently successfully tried a case for a client who developed RSD/CRPS following a fall.
First, discuss this at length with your attorney. I have received numerous calls over the years from individuals who were upset or concerned about their current lawyer. In almost all of the cases, it was my opinion that the current lawyer was appropriately handling the cae, and had appropriate expettise to handle the case. If anything existed, it was a slight failure in communication.
If, after that discussion with your lawyer, you remain unconvinced, you always have the right to change lawyers, and feel free to do so.
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Schedule a meeting with your attorney to review your medical treatment and your settlement demand. For cases with severe injuries, the attorney will demand the policy limits of the other driver and submit medical records in support of a claim for permanent injuries. Many attorneys who are experienced in personal injury and malpractice claims are familiar with RSD, CRPS and PTSD, the causes, and the disabling nature of these conditions. You are entitled to seek a second opinion to verify your lawyer is on the right track.
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CRPS and PTSD should be injuries and diagnosis that every personal injury lawyer should be familiar with. If your lawyer doesn't know about these injuries, you may want to look for one who does and has more experience. They are definitely compensible injuries.
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