How to Proceed Following Your Personal Injury to Ensure Compensation for Medical Costs
While there are many ways to prepare for a potential accident at work, in your home, in public and just about everywhere else, it is always important to seek professional treatment. You might fall victim to a personal injury at no fault of your own. Another person or institution’s lack of due care (negligence) sets the stage for a potentially lucrative personal injury case.
What matters most is you obtain the medical treatment you need along with the appropriate medical care in the days, weeks and months to come. We can provide the necessary testing and care to verify the physical pain you may be experiencing and the possible cause.
The Importance of Medical Care
You deserve professional medical treatment to bounce back from your injury, reduce your pain and return to work. This care is essential for your well-being, functionality and ability to earn a living. Furthermore, the documentation of your injury and related pain will prove essential to bolstering the merit of your personal injury claim. Medical records often prove the difference between successful civil court proceedings and those that fail to make headway.
Whether you need EMG/NCV testing, vestibular autorotation tests (VAT), EEGs or simply have to visit with the doctor, it is crucial to document all such care. If the medical professional can relate the treatment, medication and/or durable medical equipment to your injury, it will be that much easier to prove the opposing party’s negligence and reach a just conclusion that takes care of the injury’s financial burden.
The Clock is Ticking
Once you obtain emergency help following your personal injury, your first course of action should be treating the injury and reducing pain. Obtain medical care as quickly as possible to improve your chances of a full recovery and return to your regular routine. The efficient medical care with the proper write-ups and receipts will strengthen your legal case that much more.
The bottom line is most legitimately injured parties need medical care of some sort in the aftermath of the accident. Obtain such care and your personal injury case will look that much more legitimate to insurance adjusters and other relevant parties.
The Role Your Doctor Plays in Your Personal Injury Case
Your doctor’s input is essential to your personal injury claim. If your doctor can prove there is a relationship between the pain, injury or other problematic body site and the other party’s negligence, it will be that much easier to obtain compensation. The manner in which your doctor frames the injury, pain and treatment will also matter.
In some cases, an independent medical exam, known as the IME, is performed by a neutral party to gauge the legitimacy of the supposed injury. The medical analysis and treatment provided by emergency personnel and your doctor are not cheap. If you are saddled with these bills and are under-insured or completely uninsured, the numbers will add up quickly. Thankfully, our team is here to help.You should not have to pay for medical care stemming from an injury that was not your fault. Meet with us for an evaluation, treatment and additional care as necessary. Your attorney will help you obtain compensation not only for the medical bills you rack up following this unfortunate incident but also for your pain, suffering, time lost at work and other related losses
Document Everything Following Your Accident
Even if you meet with us for a checkup or an evaluation of durable medical equipment following your accident, document the day, time and details. Keep all receipts, scripts, written guidelines, instructions for surgeries and so on. When in doubt, take the extra step of documenting those extra details just in case you need them for your personal injury case. You can obtain compensation for everything from prescription medication to physical therapy, regular visits with us, massage, medical equipment and so on.
If you are considering skipping your appointments, do not give in to the temptation even once. Follow through, attend all of your scheduled appointments and comply with our orders. The failure to attend all appointments gives the insurance adjuster the opportunity to scrutinize your injury and claim with the aim of denying compensation altogether.
Contact Us for Assistance
If you are injured in any way and believe another party is even partially at fault, we can help. Reach out to our team today for an analysis of your case. We will help you obtain the compensation you deserve for your pain, suffering, medical bills and lost time at work.
Personal injury cases are legal disputes that arise when one person suffers harm from an accident or injury, and someone else might be legally responsible for that harm. A personal injury case can become formalized through civil court proceedings that seek to find others legally at fault through a court judgment or, as is much more common, such disputes may be resolved through informal settlement before any lawsuit is filed.
In the event of an accident, it is crucial to get medical testing immediately. This is not only good for your health, but will strengthen your case in a personal injury claim. The longer you wait after the accident to seek medical attention, it will be harder to prove that your injuries were the result of the car crash.
Dr. Bahreman specializes in a variety of tests that prove injury, EMG/NCV, Vestibular Testing, and EEG. He’ll be able to diagnose which test are right for you and get you on the path to healing. To learn more about the test offered click below.