I was in an auto accident in NC Feb '07 at which time I almost went thru my windshield the other driver was at fault. I suffered a concussion cuts bruises, and damage to my neck where my discs are pressing against my spinal cord causing numbness and pain in my arm.
7mths after my accident I was assaulted while at work which I suffered another concussion, broken tooth, and took a beer bottle upside the head. Well the claim adjuster informed my atty of this work comp claim and my Atty is telling me now that it will lower my claim and we'd have no shot in court now.
Can anyone tell me why? I've been in medicine for over 17yrs as a Paramedic and Nurse so I know medicine, my MRI's were taken well before the assault happened and they showed the damage to my neck, so how can this assault some 7mths later be a way out for the party at fault in the accident?
It's amazing to me how lawyers can come up w/ things to work the law in thier favor when it benefits them, it almost seems like they give up before it even goes anywhere, it's as if they don't want to try!