Just how important is it to get the proper medical treatment after being involved in a car accident?
Proper medical treatment is key when you have sustained any type of injury. Why?
Well for starters, you need to get the best care and advice, to help you heal from any injuries that you’ve sustained. That is ALWAYS #1.
Next, are your injuries due to the negligence of another? Are you going to seek payment of your medical bills from the insurance company for the responsible party?
Insurance Adjusters Are Just Looking For Excuses to Deny Your Claim:
That’s right. Like it or not, the insurance will not want to pay out on a claim they are rightfully and legally supposed to pay out for.They will first explore every way they have to deny your claim. If they cannot deny, then the next goal is to pay you as little as possible.
Insurance adjusters look for excuses not to pay out because it costs the insurance company money. The insurance adjuster will rarely give you the full value of a personal injury claim. Rather, they will attempt to drag out the case for as long as possible, hoping that you will become so fatigued by the process that you will drop out before they do. This sort of thing happens much more when the victim’s course of medical care is spotty, delayed or inconsistent.
#1: If you wait “too long” (in the insurance company’s opinion) to seek care: “You were not hurt. If so, you would have sought care right away. What else happened to you that you are now trying to blame on this crash/fall/other?
#2: If you seek care, but there are long gaps between visits: Well, you were obviously not hurt that badly, and your claim is worthless.
If a victim does not have health insurance, then they may not be able to afford proper medical care. The good news is that an experienced injury law firm can help find medical providers to provide care at no out of pocket cost and wait for payment when the case settles.
If this is you, do not wait because you don’t know what to do. (See #1 above)
Insurance companies will use and argue anything that benefits their cause—anything to deny or lowball a claim.
This tactic causes a lot of people with good cases to drop their case and instead move on with their lives – just because they do not understand how our system works.
Don’t let this happen to you.
Call us. Understand your rights and options. Get educated. We can help you make the right choices in your injury case.