If you have suffered injuries after an accident, you know just how challenging it can be to keep track of everything. In addition to dealing with the trauma of the actual accident, you may also have to manage calls from the insurance company, change your work schedule, and attend multiple doctor appointments. With all of these different responsibilities, it can be tempting to let certain things go, such as medical treatment recommended by your doctor. Let’s go over the importance of keeping up with your medical treatment and how gaps in treatment may hurt your claim.
Initial Treatment is Important
Whether you were injured due to a car accident, slip and fall, or medical negligence, seeking medical attention after the accident is very important. Even when the injury doesn’t seem serious, there is always a chance something bigger is going on in your body. In many cases, the sooner an injury is treated, the better the outcome may be. Catching and treating an injury in time could also speed up the healing process. Some injuries require emergency treatment, and late treatment may delay recovery and lead to future complications.
Medical Treatment Helps Back up Your Claim
One visit to the doctor after an accident may not be enough in the eyes of the insurance companies to prove you suffered an injury due to the negligence of another. Continuing your medical treatment allows your doctor time to refer you for specific diagnostic testing that can be used as evidence in your case to prove your injuries were caused by the accident. Also, continuing treatment can help your doctor assess how your injuries will affect your life in the future and help our attorneys determine the value of your future pain and suffering.
Gaps in Treatment can Hurt Your Claim
Life gets in the way sometimes, and you might not make it to every doctor’s appointment. However, you should try your best to attend as many appointments as possible. One of the most common ways insurance companies devalue claims is by saying the victim is not as injured as they claim. When you continuously skip doctor’s appointments or have other gaps in your medical treatment history, the insurance company can use that against you.
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The Snyder Law Group, LLC, proudly represents clients throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C. Our experienced Baltimore attorneys understand the frustration that comes with an insurance company, medical professional, or other party that refuses to accept liability for negligent or reckless behavior. You can take heart in knowing there are talented and experienced lawyers ready to work for you. We are experienced in handling personal injury claims of medical malpractice or injury resulting from serious car and truck accidents, and have secured hundreds of millions in verdicts and settlements. Please visit our website, www.410thefirm.com, or call us at 410-843-3476, for more information. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.