What happens to your car accident claim when you don’t get treatment for a long period of time?
By Ben Sessions on January 22nd, 2023 in
As a car accident attorney, I always advise my clients about the importance of following treatment recommendations provided by their doctor or chiropractor. Following their recommendations is extremely important in maintaining the viability of your personal injury claim. Failing to follow those recommendations will ultimately hurt your chances of maximizing your financial recovery under the law.
For example, the lawyer representing the opposing party or insurance company will argue that you may have made a full physical recovery, but you eliminated that possibility by not following recommended medical treatment plans. Seeking medical treatment for hour injuries immediately after an accident, and following a subsequent treatment plan, will ensure that you recover physically and that you are fully compensated for your injuries.
Let’s take a look at an example. Say you went to an emergency room or urgent care facility after an accident. Then, you wait two to three weeks before you go back to the doctor to receive treatment for your injuries. It will become difficult to argue that you were suffering from injuries causing you great pain. A gap in medical treatment will then become a red flag to the insurance company and could become a red flag to a jury if your case goes to trial.
So, if you have been injured in an accident, don’t let a gap in medical treatment become a problem in your case. Make sure that you receive treatment for any injuries and that you continue to seek ongoing treatment as recommended by a medical professional. This will help you avoid problems with your personal injury case and allow you to maximize your financial recovery under the law.