Many times, it can take hours, days, or even weeks to recognize injuries induced by an accident. The lesson here is that you should seek medical attention as soon as possible, even if you don’t notice any injuries or if you have minor injuries that you assume will clear up on their own. While this is important to do for your health, it is also important to do if you are looking into filing a personal injury claim. Find out how one of the experienced Prince George’s County personal injury attorneys at Timian & Fawcett, LLC can help you navigate your situation.
How does seeking immediate medical attention help my personal injury claim?
Seeking medical attention for your injuries caused by an accident will significantly benefit your personal injury claim because it will allow you to satisfy the burden of proof. That is, for this type of claim, you are required to collect evidence that will back up every statement that you make about the other party’s negligence. Self-treating an injury may do the job of recovering your health, but it will not help with recovering your financial compensation. Therefore, medical documentation from a doctor is essential.
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, this will invite the jury, judge, and insurance company to question the seriousness of your injuries.
Receiving medical attention will help to maximize your settlement offer. If you do not seek medical attention, you do not know 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 all of your expenses. And once you accept a settlement, you cannot go back and ask for more.
Overall, it is important that you retain the services of one of the skilled Prince George’s County personal injury attorneys before Maryland’s statute of limitations for personal injury claims, which is generally three years from the date of your accident.
How do I get medical attention after my 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.
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If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you must reach out to one of our knowledgeable attorneys. At Timian & Fawcett, LLC, we provide effective legal services to clients in Prince George’s County, Washington, D.C. and all of Maryland. Our firm is dedicated to assisting our clients. If you need our help, we are ready to serve. Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.