If you believe you are entitled to more, then hold out for what you believe you deserve and stand firm on a reasonable number. Be aware that if the doctor offers a reasonable settlement and you refuse it and you go to trial and get less than 25% more of that settlement or less, then you could be liable for his attorney's fees. However, if you have a good claim and significant pain, suffering and disability, you should get more than $50K and pressure him for more. Your attorney is not kidding that if you go to court your costs will increase, but you are the only one who can make the economic assessment as to whether the settlement offer, even if it is lower than you want, will put more money into your pocket than if you fight this matter through trial.
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