What if I need medical treatment for my injuries?

WHAT IF I NEED MEDICAL TREATMENT AFTER AN ACCIDENT?

After a car accident, most victims are stressed and often unsure of how to proceed. Even if you feel that you are not injured, it’s always a good idea to get yourself checked by a medical practitioner. One of the most burdensome aspects of a car collision is the cost of medical care. For severe injuries, medical costs may strain your bank account. To make matters worse, many victims are unable to go to work and end up losing wages.

If you have medical insurance, you can pay the bills for your treatment. Unfortunately, not everyone can purchase additional insurance to cover medical expenses. In case you don’t have health insurance, it’s advisable to consult a personal injury lawyer.

Injuries may not be readily apparent

Some automobile collisions result in injuries that are evident such as broken bones and back injuries. However, there may be certain internal wounds that are not apparent. That is why after an accident you should insist on getting a complete evaluation including X-rays, MRIs and other internal medical examinations. Diagnostic imaging tests can easily identify if there’s any damage to the brain tissue, bone fractures, and other acute injuries that may not have obvious symptoms.

Diagnosis and medical treatment can help with your legal claim

If another party is liable for your injuries, you are entitled to get recompense for medical costs and lost wages. To pursue a claim successfully, it’s important to provide sufficient evidence to validate the fact that you sustained injuries. Without sufficient medical diagnosis, proving your injury can turn out to be challenging.

The personal injury attorney who represents your case issues a ‘letter of protection’. This letter explains that the victim is in the process of filing a claim against the accused driver’s insurance company. It promises that all the medical bills will be paid from the compensation received from the settlement. While some medical practitioners may not accept the letter of protection, there are others who usually cooperate in the process.

When you suffer an injury as a result of negligence or intention, you may incur significant medical expenses. You need a personal injury lawyer to help you get financial compensation for your losses. Contact the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess to schedule a free consultation with our legal team.

IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE IS IN NEED OF LEGAL ASSISTANCE, CONTACT US NOW.

Parties Represented by Personal Injury Lawyer Receive Nearly 3.5 Times More Money in a Settlement Than Those Without an Attorney.

Insurance Research Council Study 2004

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