Seeking proper medical attention as soon as possible can be key to your personal injury claim.
A lot goes on in the mind of someone who has just been involved in an accident that was not their fault. If that person is you and you suspect you’ve been injured, even in a minor way, the personal injury firm of Skousen, Gulbrandsen & Patience, PLC reminds you of the importance of seeking proper medical attention. A personal attorney worth his or her salt knows that delays in medical treatment can hurt the value of your case, and that those who do seek treatment in a timely fashion are protecting their interests and setting themselves up for a better chance at both a physical and financial recovery.
The personal injury lawyers of Skousen, Gulbrandsen & Patience, PLC have collectively handled thousands of injury cases involving auto, motorcycle and truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, dog bites and more. In that time they’ve seen injured parties minimize the effectiveness of their claim by neglecting medical care. Even if your injuries seem minor, the fact is that they could develop into something major. And if something seems off even after a doctor has given you a clean bill of health, it is your right as well as the right move to insist on further tests.
For example, perhaps you’ve had X-rays following an accident and those X-rays came back normal. Still, you’re experiencing pain, headaches or other complications. In such circumstances push your doctors for an MRI or CT Scan. Beyond receiving the medical treatment you need, it’s important to remember that cases with demonstrable injuries have the highest value.
While an initial medical consultation and documentation of your injuries is vital to your case, so is continued care if it has been prescribed by your doctors. Make sure you go to all of your follow-up appointments and always be sure to take any medicine your doctor has prescribed. Delays in medical treatment can hurt the value of your case. Remember also that your bills will almost certainly be covered in your recovery; that is if you seek medical treatment without delay.
Sustaining an injury in an accident that was not your fault can be a chaotic and frightening experience. In such moments it is vital to remember what is important. First, seek medical attention immediately. Next, seek the help of a qualified personal injury attorney. Skousen, Gulbrandsen & Patience, PLC invites you to schedule your free initial consultation with a personal injury lawyer from their firm. Call 800-501-2782 or email www.sgplaw.com today.