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All symptoms should be discussed, even if you feel they are insignificant. It is important to be truthful to your doctor about the symptoms you are having and not exaggerate symptoms.

By exaggerating symptoms, it makes it difficult for the doctor to properly diagnosis you, and is considered dishonest, which likely will not help you at trial.

If you have questions about Personal Injury or a potential lawsuit for a serious injury you suffered, call the Gertler Law Firm at (504) 581-6411 for a free consultation.

If you plan to pursue a lawsuit, it is best to contact a lawyer immediately.

Depending on your situation, an attorney may need to take action within days to protect your case.

Deadlines can come up quick and attorneys need time to prepare.

Speaking with an attorney doesn’t necessary mean you are hiring them at that moment, it just means you’re making the correct preparations to move forward and there typically is no cost to speak with an attorney regarding a matter like this.

If you have questions about an injury lawsuit in New Orleans, call the Gertler Firm at (504) 581-6411 for a free consultation.

Yes. In fact, sometimes this is a significant portion of the settlement.

You should be compensated for any unpaid time-off from work due to your injury as a result of a personal injury matter, this includes time to attend doctor appointments.

You should also be reimbursed for any vacation time or sick leave that is used to compensate you for time missed to the personal injury matter.

If you have questions about a serious injury caused by another person, call the Gertler Firm at (504) 581-6411 for a free consultation.

Yes, you can. However, the amount of compensation awarded to you may be decreased in accordance with your degree of negligence in the accident.

If you have questions about what happens after a serious accident, call the Gertler Firm at (504) 581-6411 for a free consultation.

If Medicare/Medicaid has paid for any medical care, they have the right to recover for treatment incurred as a result of a third-party. If that is the case in your situation, they will be entitled to recoup any money paid to treat those injuries out of your lawsuit settlement.

If you have questions about an accident that caused serious injuries, call the Gertler Law Firm at (504) 581-6411 for a free consultation.

In Louisiana, like most states, claims are not always settled quickly and can drag on. If your injury claim does not settle prior to the statute of limitation date, a lawsuit will have to be filed before that date.

If you do not, you lose the ability to file a lawsuit to pursue your claim any further.

If you have questions about serious injury or accident in the New Orleans area, call the Gertler Law Firm at (504) 581-6411 for a free consultation.

You may be able to file a lawsuit against the bar for inadequate security or other related negligence.

However, more information regarding the circumstances of the assault would be needed to make a determination as to what claims are viable.

If you have questions about injuries sustained through no fault of your own, call the Gertler Law Firm at (504) 581-6411 for a free consultation.

I’ve Used All my Sick Time and Now my Employer Wants me to Return to Work Before Being Released by My Doctor. What are my Legal Rights?

First and foremost, find out what is your diagnosis and prognosis. You will need a medical opinion on the course of your disease, injury and/or illness.

Second, you do not have to return to work, depending upon the medical opinion.

This particular issue is typically not related to injury lawsuits but to Workers Compensation.  We recommend that you find a lawyer that handles Workers’ Compensation. If you would like a recommendation on a first-rate workers comp attorney in New Orleans, call the Gertler Law Firm at (504) 581-6411.

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