“Soft tissue injuries are like feelings — they’re real and they hurt but they can be invisible and not everyone believes in them. For these reasons, proving this kind of injury can be difficult.” (FindLaw.com)
If you’re a personal injury attorney, you know how frustrating it can be when you’re sure a client is suffering after a car accident or other form of injury. But, when the insurance company sends your client for an independent medical exam (IME), all comes back normal, with range of motion (ROM) tests showing no abnormalities.
So, what do you do?
First, remember the value of solid data in the courtroom. Without reliable data, rulings and settlements are made based almost entirely on opinion: a he said/she said dynamic, with more charismatic and/or resume-laden statements often given more weight than more accurate ones.
Next, fight back with data that is backed by