It is tempting to forgo medical attention if you do not detect any injuries after your accident, or if they are very minor. However, this is a pivotal action when building your personal injury claim. Read on to understand the importance of receiving medical attention to treat your injuries and how a seasoned Kaufman, Texas personal injury attorney at Harrell & Paulson, LLP can help you with going about this.
Why is medical attention needed to prove my injuries from an accident?
At the scene of the accident, the police will likely call for medical attention on your behalf, and you should allow them to attend to you as soon as possible. Even after the commotion of the accident, you should go to the hospital independently to receive any treatment necessary, and collect any and all bills and documents throughout the process.
Seeking medical attention for your injuries caused by an accident will significantly benefit your personal injury case because it will allow you to satisfy the burden of proof. That is, you need evidence to back up every statement you make in your claim, so even if you self-treat your injury without a medical professional, you do not have the medical documentation necessary to obtain the compensation you are entitled to.
Additionally, the longer you wait, the harder it is to establish causation. The other party’s insurance company will take the defense that the accident did not directly cause your injury. Also if you procrastinate, you invite the jury, judge, and insurance company to question the seriousness of your injuries.
Lastly, it is in your best interest to maximize your settlement offer. If you do not seek medical attention, you do not understand the full extent of your injuries and what your future medical costs will be. In turn, you may accept a settlement that does not cover the full extent of your expenses. And once you accept a settlement, you cannot go back and ask for more later.
Overall, it is important that you retain the services of a knowledgeable Kaufman, Texas personal injury attorney before Texas’ statute of limitations for personal injury claims, which is generally two years from the date of your accident.
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Those who have been injured as a result of negligence, or have had a loved one lose his or her life to another’s negligence, will need an aggressive legal team they can depend on. Regardless of the injury’s origin, our firm has the resources to satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim and win you the compensation you so desperately need. We also provide vigorous defenses for those accused of crimes as well as guidance in divorce and estate planning matters. Contact Harrell & Paulson, LLP today to schedule your free case evaluation.