How not seeing a doctor after a car wreck affects your personal injury claim
If you were injured in a car accident in Maryland, then it is very important that you seek medical treatment immediately after your collision. Insurance companies are notorious for diminishing and denying bodily injury claims because the injured party waited too long to seek medical treatment.
In fact, just recently, our firm tried a personal injury case where the insurance company defense attorney argued that the delay in treatment meant that our client really wasn’t that hurt. The insurance companies will do anything to deny, diminished and delay your bodily injury settlement.
Sometimes, automobile accident injuries take a day or longer to affect your body. However, you shouldn’t wait to get checkout by a physician, or your local chiropractor and physical therapist, after a car accident. There is a major downside to not seeking medical treatment immediately after your automobile collision.
If you never see a doctor after a car accident, do you think the insurance company is going to believe that you were hurt in that accident?
If you are hurt, and you wait to seek medical care, how do you think that looks to the insurance company?
Waiting to seek medical care from a doctor or a chiropractor after you have been injured in a car accident can have a devastating impact on your personal injury case. One thing the insurance company will look at is how quickly did you receive or seek medical attention after your car accident, a day, a week, a month?
A minor accident can cause underlying injuries that may not be detected right away. If you have suffered a minor or major accident and feel discomfort or pain, see a chiropractor or a doctor right away. This is only to protect yourself. The quicker you go see the doctor, the quicker you can recover from your injuries and keep the insurance companies from denying, delaying and diminished your personal injury case.
If you do wait to see a doctor after your car accident, then make sure you tell your physician how you were feeling during the gap between the accident and your first visit. Also, explain to your doctor why you waited. You want your physician to put these things in your medical records.
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If you are concerned that the insurance company is taking advantage of you, then do not hesitate to contact the Law Office of Ross W. Albers to discuss your automobile accident case. We help our clients through all the phases of the claim and litigation process, including dealing with the insurance company. Contact our office today for a free consultation.