At The Odierno Law Firm, P.C., we are frequently asked the question, "If
I didn't go to the doctor right after my accident, will it negatively
affect my case?" While the answer may vary, depending on the specific
nature of each individual case, it should serve as a lesson to all
car accident victims that seeking medical attention after a crash is crucial. First
and foremost, it is important to make sure that your health has not been
compromised. Even if you are unsure of whether or not you have actually
suffered an injury, it is always a good idea to play it safe—since,
in some cases, your injuries may not be visible. Simply put, you should
never ignore the feeling that something isn't quite right.
Secondly, failing to seek medical treatment can become a legal issue when
filing a claim. You may be asking yourself, "Why is it the insurance company's
business whether or not I went to the doctor?" but the unfortunate
reality is that the insurance company will generally assume that you weren't
hurt if you did not seek medical attention after the crash. Insurers evaluate
each claim based on a certain set of criteria, one of them being initial
medical treatment, so it is possible that you could have a difficult time
recovering the level of compensation that you deserve if you waited too
long to see a doctor; however, you may have an easier time if you are
represented by a Long Island personal injury lawyer.
If you are interested in discussing your case with the legal team at The
Odierno Law Firm, P.C., we encourage you to
schedule a free initial consultation today: (877) 379-5144.