The Importance of Proper Medical Treatment For Your Accident-Related Injuries
Getting the right medical care and treatment for injuries you sustain in an accident is not only important to your health, but it may also affect the outcome of your personal injury claim. In order to get the maximum compensation to which you are entitled, your Irvine personal injury attorney will need to prove the extent of your injuries. This will be impossible to do if you fail to get the necessary medical attention or miss your doctor appointments on a regular basis.
Don’t Give Insurance Adjusters an Excuse to Deny Your Claim
Insurance adjusters will generally look for any excuse to deny payments or not to pay the full value of a personal injury claim. If there is any reason for the adjuster to doubt the extent of claimed injuries, they will drag the case for a long time, especially if the victim does not have medical insurance.
The reason is that if a victim does not have health insurance or any other financial means to cover their medical costs until their case is settled, they will often delay seeking medical care until liability has been established. The insurance company will use this as an excuse that if the victim was “really” injured, he or she would have gotten immediate medical care.
Additionally, it is important for a victim to keep up with follow-up medical visits and follow any directions provided by their doctor. Again, insurance adjusters will treat any significant “gaps” in medical treatment as a reason to doubt the extent of the victim’s injuries and either deny the claim or not pay the true value of the case.
Help Your Attorney Get You the Compensation You Deserve
In short, in order for your Irvine personal injury attorney to get you the maximum monetary compensation to which you are entitled, you should seek immediate medical attention following your accident, keep up with your appointments and follow your doctor’s instructions.
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For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our experienced Irvine personal injury attorneys, call the Law Offices of Samer Habbas at (888) 848-5084.