Immediate Medical Treatment Is Necessary
Typically, people will seek immediate medical treatment when injured in a car crash. However, a surprising number do not. As a result of the adrenaline and endorphins released during a crash, people may not realize they were injured until much later and only then will they seek out treatment. Delayed treatment could not only prolong recovery, it could negatively impact the victim’s claim.
Recovering From Injuries Takes Time And Work
Serious injuries typically require numerous doctor appointments. They may call for extensive physical therapy or multiple surgeries. Victims of car wrecks need to be diligent and put in the time and work necessary to recover.
Of course, everyone wants to get better, but sometimes other factors stand in the way. People get concerned about the cost of care. Other events come up. Sometimes people simply are overly optimistic and deem themselves recovered or give up and resign themselves to continued pain or problems. Life after a serious injury is not easy.
All of this may lead to people missing follow-up doctor appointments, skipping physical therapy sessions or rescheduling surgeries. Unfortunately, if they are pursuing a personal injury claim, this could have a negative impact.
Insurance Companies Are Looking For Reasons To Deny Claims
People filing motor vehicle accident claims need to be aware that insurance companies watch closely. They look for any reason they can use to deny a claim. When medical treatment is not attended to, they may argue that the victim was not seriously injured and should not be granted a settlement.
At the law office of Leonard B. Gabbay, P.C., we want auto wreck victims to get the medical care they require and the compensation they deserve. We offer free consultations to help people understand their rights.