Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer
Many people hesitate to get medical treatment after an accident. They might think getting treatment is “weak” or not have the time or even self-assess and conclude they are fine. There are few absolutes in life, but here is one: If you delay getting medical treatment, you harm any personal injury claim you might have. If you’ve been in an accident consider hiring a personal injury lawyer.
The Other Guys Want You Untreated
No, the other side does not want you injured, but they want you to create a gap between their client’s negligence and you getting treatment.
That is not possible if you get your injury treated immediately.
Your Well Being
Serious injuries do not magically heal themselves. The first step towards healing is getting your injuries treated.
Your Case is Severely Damaged
Refusing to get an injury treated is the same as not complying with a doctor’s orders.
Defense attorneys love it because they can prove that their client’s negligence did not injure you.
You Cannot Prove Negligence.
The longer the delay in care between an accident and an injury and treatment, the more difficult it is to prove negligence.
Your injury could have been caused by something else. Or it might not have needed treatment. Thus there is no harm.
Your Credibility Suffers
If you are making the case that you have injuries that require a monetary award, you undermine your credibility if you delay treatment.
The message you sent to a judge or jury is that you were not injured to the extent you say.
Worse, you make that case because who delays treating “serious injuries” unless they are not seriously injured?
Apart from settling a case on your own, there is no easier way to undermine a personal injury case than delaying treatment for an injury. Contact a personal injury lawyer at Robert J. DeBry & Associates today if you were injured in an accident.