Insurance companies look for reasons not to pay injured people for their suffering. One of the biggest hurdles to get over is the client who doesn’t bother to seek medical help until weeks or months after the accident. The insurance company argues that the victim couldn’t have been hurt badly because they didn’t even bother seeing their doctor, or there must have been another reason for the symptoms the victim is suffering.
After the accident, so much adrenaline is pumping through your system that you don’t even realize that you have suffered a severe injury that needs to be evaluated. Other times, people assume they will feel better in the morning only to find out they are too stiff to even get out of bed.
We often see accident victims so concerned about the loved ones in their vehicle that they neglect their health. In other cases, people don’t have health insurance and feel they can’t afford to get the medical help they need. We may be able to find insurance to pay your medical bills.
The worst thing you can do is to go to a healthcare provider and exaggerate your injuries or claim to be hurt when you’re not. The doctor can often tell when a patient is faking or exaggerating and will not look for real symptoms of her condition that needs immediate treatment. When it comes time to testify, the doctor will not go to bat for a patient he thinks is a phony trying to scam the system. Timely treatment is good for your body and your claim.
Were you or someone you know victims of an accident? If you were injured because of another person’s negligence, contact John V. O’Connor to discuss legal options by dialing (262) 605-8400.
John has served Kenosha, WI, citizens for over three decades by representing them in personal injury and complex litigation cases. As an aggressive, professional, and dedicated personal injury attorney, he has the experience and knowledge that intimidates insurance companies.