There are a number of reasons an injury victim may avoid medical treatment after a crash, but no matter the true reason, the lawyers who work for insurance companies will always try to capitalize on this opportunity by suggesting to a jury that the lack of treatment indicates that an injury victim was not actually hurt.
I hate going to the doctor
We have all known someone in our lives who loathes going to the doctor. This person will refuse medical attention unless it is necessary to keep him alive. Maybe that person is you! While seeking medical attention after a car crash is not always necessary to sustain life, it may well be necessary to preserve or recover quality of life. Don’t be short-sighted if you are hurt in a crash. Don’t like going to your own doctor’s office? Ask friends, family members, colleagues, or your Colorado Spring Injury Attorney for recommendations of doctors who are experienced in treating traumatic injuries like those caused in car crashes.
I’m just too busy
If you don’t make your recovery a priority, no one else will. As with other priorities in our lives, you must make time for your recovery. This means attend all appointments as scheduled and follow through on treatment recommendations timely. Few things in life are more important than your health and you must act accordingly; however, life happens and sometimes a gap in care will be inevitable. When this occurs, maintain open lines of communication with your medical providers and follow their protocol for cancellation and rescheduling so that legitimate reasons for missing appointments (such as traveling across-country to attend the funeral of a family member) are well documented in your medical file.
I’ll go to the doctor if I don’t get better
It’s true that some people recover on their own when they take a wait-and-see approach, but many don’t. Those who don’t may actually make their injuries worse by waiting because some injuries require timely surgical or other medical intervention. While any gap in care will be used by the insurance company to suggest that an injured claimant was not really hurt, if you insist on taking the wait-and-see approach, it’s better if it is at the recommendation of your doctor during an initial visit immediately following a crash.
I can’t possibly afford to get all this medical care
There are resources available to help with copays and coverage of medical visits for those who don’t have good health insurance or who have none at all. Auto insurers will NOT tell you about these resources because they don’t want to see you incur necessary medical expenses which they will ultimately be required to pay. A Colorado Springs Injury Attorney can discuss your financial concerns and help you identify resources that are appropriate for your circumstances so that you can obtain the treatment you need to recover from your injuries.
When you’ve been hurt in a car crash that was not your fault, don’t let the insurance company victimize you a second time by failing to seek medical care: take your recovery seriously and schedule a no-obligation consultation with the Colorado Springs Personal Injury Attorneys at Rosenbaum & Wootton, P.C. by calling 719.634.0102 or by clicking on this link to schedule your FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION.