It's in the Proof: When You've Been Hurt in a Car Accident, Medical Treatment Is Necessary

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If you have been in a car accident and you were injured because of the negligence of another driver, medical treatment is necessary. Proving that your injuries are a direct result of the car accident requires careful documentation. Getting medical treatment for your injuries provides proof that your injuries exist and that you are trying to heal from them. When you are ready to meet with a personal injury attorney to discuss your case, your medical records will be the most critical information you can provide in an initial consultation.

Seeking Initial Treatment for the Injury

Whether you go to the emergency room or you go to see your primary care physician, the first treatment you receive for the injuries sustained in a car accident will be the baseline when determining your overall improvement. Even if you don't think you are hurt bad enough to seek treatment, a physical exam with your primary care physician after you've been in a car accident is a good idea. 

Remaining in Treatment

When your injuries require extensive care from treatment providers, it's important that you follow all medical advice that you are given. If you miss medical appointments or you don't follow through with referrals, this appears as though you are not serious about getting better from your injuries. You want your medical records to show consistent participation in all of the treatments prescribed to you by your providers. This is the best way for you to prove that you have been hurt in a car accident and what your injuries actually entail.

Gathering All of Your Records

Before you meet with an attorney for an initial consultation regarding a personal injury lawsuit, gather together all of your recent medical records. From the emergency room records to any alternative treatment records, the more information you can provide to your attorney, the better they will be able to assess your case. If you have had a previous injury that is similar, providing the records regarding the treatment you received for that injury will help your attorney determine if you have a viable case.

When you have been injured in a car accident and the other driver was at fault, you are entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, time lost from work, and pain and suffering. While proving your injuries may be difficult, with a good attorney on your side you should be able to prove your case. Visit the Law Office Of Tammy Strohl PA or another firm in your area to get started.


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