TIP OF THE DAY NO. 11: AVOID ANY GAP IN MEDICAL CARE AFTER YOUR CAR ACCIDENT OR PERSONAL INJURY
IT IS IMPORTANT TO AVOID ANY GAP IN MEDICAL CAR AFTER YOUR CAR ACCIDENT.
Avoid any gap in medical car after your car accident or personal injury. When a doctor or other car provider tell you to do something, do it in the time period that they direct you to (within reason). The reason why this is so important is that the insurance company on the other side of the car wreck or incident that caused you personal injury is going to examine your medical records for instances in which you did not follow your doctor’s directions regarding the care that you should receive. Unless you have a really good reason that you did not follow the doctor or medical care provider’s directions regarding your treatment, you must know that the insurance company or their lawyer will inevitably point to your failure to see the proper and recommended treatment as the reason for your ongoing pain.
After a car accident or any type of personal injury, every person has a duty to mitigate their damages. Mitigating damages means to do what you can to lessen the pain and damages you have received. In the context of injuries received as a result of a car accident or other personal injury, what this means is that you do what you can to help yourself get better as soon as possible. The way that we help ourselves get better is to get the medical care and treatment that we need following an injury.
This argument by insurance companies is really counter-intuitive when we consider it. The insurer is saying that you are causing your injuries because you did not receive the treatment that you should have following your accident.
If you have questions after your car accident or personal injury or if you are concerned about your ability to obtain the treatment that you have been directed to receive after your wreck, contact Sessions & Fleischman today. Our car accident and personal injury lawyers can help you put together a comprehensive plan to help you obtain the recovery that you and your family deserve.