Which One Are You?
One of the biggest challenges facing the contemporary personal injury office is getting your narratives to the lawyers in a timely fashion. Lawyers have discovery end deadlines, meaning they only have a certain amount of time to file documents for a case as dictated by the courts and often, the lawyers wait until the last few weeks to request your reports. You in turn then work on getting the reports done timely, which is not an easy task with all of your other responsibilities with some procrastination thrown in (OY!!!!)
Here are your choices from HARD to EASY and free to spending money.
Hardest and FREE
1. Send me your current narrative and I critique it with you online and you make the corrections by going to the narrative portion of the consultations. You make the changes and we then do another round and another until it is perfect. Usually this takes 4-5 revisions to get it done perfectly.
NOTE: At the end of the day, add up the time you spent and then decide if you actually saved money.
Easier and spend some money.
2. Purchase the narrative template for $225 and simply replace the sample language with your pateints findings. You must customize every word on the document, but you have a blueprint.
Easiest and spend more money
3. Have Dr. Schonfeld (516-695-7732) write the narrative for you. Send him your documents and give him a few days. DONE!!! For the $125 he charges for his approximately 4 hours of work to get your report in the perfect format, it wouldn’t be worth my time at $30 per hour to complete the report. HOWEVER… you get to decide what your time is worth.
The purpose of this consult is to let you see the choices I have created for you as the #1 complaint I have heard is “I do NOT have the time to get my reports done and to the lawyer in a timely manner.” Lack of timely reporting is the kiss of death for the lawyer’s discovery end deadlines (their case) and subsequently, the end of your relationship with the lawyer… usually forever forwards.
Mark Studin DC, FASBE(C), DAAPM, DAAMLP
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Chiropractic, University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic
Adjunct Professor, Division of Clinical Sciences, Texas Chiropractic College
Educational Presenter, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Joint Partnership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Academy of Chiropractic
US Chiropractic Directory