September 15, 2016

Gaps in Treatment and How to Avoid Them

One of the most damaging things an injured person can do is wait to see a doctor. If there is a long gap between an injury accident and the first doctor’s visit, the insurance company will almost certainly question whether the injuries in question were actually caused by the accident. If you can’t prove that the injuries were caused by the accident, you can’t recover damages. Therefore it is best to see a doctor immediately after an accident, even if you don’t think you are injured. This way, you can preserve any claim you may have and help your personal injury lawyer prove your case.

The issue is that immediately after an accident, a person’s adrenaline is pumping so they may not notice a particular injury. They may refuse treatment at the scene and think they avoided serious injury. The next few days, they may be stiff but they hope that the problem will get better. It is only after a few weeks before they actually get to see a doctor. This isn’t fatal to a case, but it can make proving causation more difficult.

It is important to note that, no matter how long it may be between the injury and an accident, you can still speak to a personal injury lawyer to learn more about your case. So long as your case falls within the statute of limitations, there is nothing that immediately bars you from pursuing your case. Take advantage of the free consultation to learn more about your options.

At Johnson Law, we will do everything we can to prove that your injuries were caused by the accident in question. So long as you are not barred by the statute of limitations, we will aggressively fight to get you every penny you deserve. For a free consultation to discuss your matter, contact Johnson Law right away.

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