An injury in a car accident or fall down case does not automatically mean you are going to be compensated for your injuries. This is true even in cases where liability (or fault) is admitted. One thing is clear it is that not only do you have to be injured in order to be compensated, but you need to be able to prove it as well.
What does that mean in practical terms? What it means is that sustaining an injury and being able to prove your injury are two separate things. Moreover, being able to prove your injury is related to the accident is another layer of proof that is required of you, the accident victim, before you can ever hope of being compensated.
What Should I Do After A Car Accident?
The bottom line is that you need your doctor’s assistance. It doesn’t particularly matter which doctor or type of doctor that is. In large part that will be determined by the types of injuries you have suffered. You may need the care of your family doctor, a chiropractor, an orthopedist, a neurologist, a pain management specialist, and so on.
Timing of medical care is crucial. And delay in care could cost you. You should see a doctor as soon as possible after your accident and as often as possible as your doctor prescribes. It may be that you see an emergency room doctor but then follow up care is suggested. Follow the doctor’s plan. Anything short of that will be to your disadvantage and to the at fault party’s advantage and to their insurance company’s advantage. Insurance adjusters assume that if you don’t get immediate care and fluent care for your injuries you could not have been injured to the extent you are complaining.
Watch this video of attorney Stuart Carpey discussing the Venus Williams car accident case.
Stuart A. Carpey, who has been practicing as an attorney since 1987, focuses his practice on complex civil litigation which includes representing injured individuals in a vast array of personal injury cases.