doctor examining patient's shoulder in officeYes, your decision not to get medical care could harm not only your health but also your car accident lawsuit. We understand that getting medical help can be difficult and that seeing doctors can be unpleasant. However, if you are in any pain or you notice any physical changes after a car accident, it is essential that you see a doctor as soon as possible.

How Seeing a Doctor Could Help Your Car Accident Case

Two of the things you need to prove to recover car accident damages are how you were hurt and the extent of your injuries.

When you see a doctor soon after you were involved in a car accident, the doctor may be able to establish that you suffered the injuries because of your car accident. In other words, the physician can make an informed expert opinion about whether your injuries would or would not have occurred but for the crash.

Over time, your doctor will also diagnosis the extent of your injuries and their likely impact on your future. You need to prove the extent of your injuries so that you can recover for future medical expenses such as hospitalizations, surgeries, medications, doctors’ appointments, and rehabilitation therapies. Proving the extent of your injuries can also help you justify any time out of work and help you recover for your lost income.

Your medical record and your doctor’s expert testimony may provide essential evidence that you need to prove what caused your injuries and how badly you were hurt. If you diagnose and treat yourself, you will not have this necessary evidence, and you could hurt your chances of making a fair legal recovery.

How Our Legal Team Can Help You

Our car accident injury lawyers understand that you have a lot of important decisions to make and that some of these decisions may be well outside your comfort zone. Our lawyers and staff nurse are here to help you make informed choices so that you fully understand the implications of your choices. Call us or fill out our online contact form now to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation today.

Mark K. Gray
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Louisville attorney serving the seriously injured in Kentucky

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