Car Accidents and the Importance of Early Treatment

Car Accidents and the Importance of Early Treatment

On Behalf of | Aug 11, 2016 | Personal Injury Articles, Personal Injury Attorney, Personal Injury Lawyer, Practices Areas, Recent News |

“Yesterday, I was having settlement discussions with an insurance adjuster about one of my cases.   The case involves a car accident and liability is not being contested.  The adjuster’s initial offer was $2,000 below the client’s medical bills.

Delaying Medical Treatment

Why you ask? Because the client did not seek medical treatment until 30 days after the car accident.  This delay in seeking medical treatment is now being used against her.

Seek a Medical Professional

I cannot stress this enough:  if you are injured in an car accident or car accidents, you need to get checked out by a medical professional as soon as possible.  It’s better for you and for your legal case.

Lien Basis

If you cannot afford the treatment, seek advice from a personal injury attorney.  Most personal injury attorneys can refer you to a health care provider who will treat you on a lien basis, meaning that the provider will delay getting paid until your case is resolved.“

Documentation is important

It’s imperative you attend all your scheduled treatments or appointments. If an insurance company sees you skipping appointments, it suggest your injuries are not severe or legitimate. Documentation is important for a successful claim.

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