Seeking Treatment After an Accident
Posted By Law Offices of Russ E. Robbins, P.A. || 28-Jan-2016
As a Boca Raton personal injury attorney who has handled thousands of injury cases over the years, many variables can affect the outcome of the personal injury claim. Defendants will almost always deflect liability and responsibility. They may often claim that the plaintiff in the suit sought too much medical treatment and thus, they may refuse to pay any unnecessary costs.
On the other hand, defendants may also accuse the plaintiff were not injured because they did receive medical treatment. This is another tactic that defense attorneys use to avoid paying compensation to clients, particularly for emotional anguish and pain and suffering.
How Medical Treatments Affect the Claims Process
For injury victims, how do you strike the right balance so that you do receive what is fair? Personal injury cases often boil down to the amount of treatment, the frequency of that treatment, and the extent of the injuries that were actually caused by the accident.
With that said, there is no single form route to take when it comes to resolving these types of cases. The Law Offices of Russ E. Robbins can offer some other suggestions that may help others who have been injured in an accident. Remember that you also have every right to retain legal representation to discuss your particular circumstances.
1. Consult with a doctor at the first sign of pain.
While many of us try to brush off a slight ache here and there, do not dismiss your symptoms. If you do not find treatment right away, the judge or jury in your case may believe the injuries, and the accident was not serious enough. This can further give reason to deny your injury claim.
2. Always follow your doctor’s orders.
If the physician issued you a prescription for medication to take or asked you to rest for a period of time, be sure to follow through with this. Your doctor is there to help restore your health. If not, this can hurt your claim as you may be found to be non-compliant.
3. Inform your doctor when you have recovered.
If you continue receiving treatments or attending therapy sessions beyond what you need. This is what can make it difficult for you to receive further compensation to recover the costs.
Now, every personal injury case will differ from the next, and you will certainly encounter your own unique challenges along the way. However, it is important to remember that your medical treatments will often be the most costly and thus, the most contested against defense attorneys and insurance companies. Always discuss your medical needs first with your doctor to prevent over-treatment as well as obtaining the right type of treatment for your injuries.
If you have been in an accident, our Boca Raton personal injury lawyer can help you with the legal aspects, such as filing a claim and helping you fight to obtain financial compensation.
Call the Law Offices of Russ E. Robbins today to learn more about your options: (888) 452-9325 or (561) 362-5215.
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