How Not Seeking Medical Treatment Could Affect Your Case
After an accident, you might be unsure of your injuries. In some cases, you may be in shock and falsely assume that you are not injured at all. Unfortunately, failing to get medical treatment can impact your case and your right to financial recovery after an accident caused by someone else’s negligence. If you are injured and didn’t see a doctor, you need to consult with an attorney immediately.
At the Karam Law Office, our experienced legal team can help you understand your rights after an accident with injuries. Even if you didn’t seek medical treatment, you might still be entitled to compensation. However, it may be difficult to prove your injuries without the help of a qualified attorney. If you were injured, contact our office at (832) 859-8453 for a free, no-obligation consultation.
Proving Your Injuries After an Accident
Whether you didn’t go to the doctor because you weren’t sure if you were injured or simply couldn’t afford your medical bills, without medical records, it will be challenging to prove the severity of your injuries.
It is important to note that failing to seek medical treatment right away is not a complete bar to recovery; you might still be entitled to compensation. A personal injury attorney can help provide evidence to the insurance company or liable party regarding your damages.
Get Medical Treatment Now
If you were injured but did not realize it until after the fact, you still need to see a doctor as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more difficult it will be to prove your case. Ideally, injured parties seek medical treatment immediately after the incident, but if this did not happen, you need to get examined as soon as possible.
Your medical records may prove critical to your case. Keep everything that you receive from your healthcare provider in a safe place and provide it to your attorney. It is also recommended that you keep a detailed record of your symptoms and any impact that the accident had on your mental or physical health. Your journal may help to explain any delays or gaps in treatment.
Why You Need an Attorney
An insurance company or at-fault party may try to argue that your injuries were not as severe as you are claiming if you fail to seek medical attention right away. They may also say that your injuries were exacerbated or made worse by waiting. An attorney can help build a strong case, preventing the other party from downplaying your injuries or denying your claim.
Without the help of an attorney, you may end up settling for significantly less than your case is worth because you are unable to prove your injuries, or worse, settling for nothing at all. Again, not seeing a doctor immediately does not mean your case will be automatically rejected, but you will most likely need the help of legal counsel to get the compensation you deserve.
Contact Our Office for a Free Consultation
Were you injured in an accident caused by another person’s negligence or wrongdoing? Contact our office at (832) 859-8453 for a free, confidential consultation. Let us provide you with the guidance and resources you need to fully recover.