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How To Ruin Your Accident Case

April 10, 2024 | Jany Martinez Ward
How To Ruin Your Accident Case

What are the ways to NOT get paid the compensation you deserve? By not going to the doctor!

Many people leave their medical treatment in the middle; they abandon it because they feel they have already recovered and want to invest that time in other activities. But by doing this, they don't realize the damage they cause to their case!

The defense of the guilty party will claim that the pain and injury are not significant since the medical treatment was half done, and possibly your check will be half done, too!

Remember that if you need advice regarding this issue or want more information about your case and the steps to follow, we will gladly help you solve your doubts.

Remember that if, after an accident, you do not complete your medical treatment, you will not be paid the compensation you deserve because the insurance of the guilty party will say it was not that bad, "they are exaggerating."

There have been cases in which people, as soon as they stopped feeling pain, opted not to finish the treatment, which caused the insurance companies to refuse to pay the full amount of the policy.

This is one of the tactics the insurance company uses to avoid paying you what you deserve.

Now, let's delve deeper into the topic of ruining your accident case by neglecting to seek proper medical attention.

Failing to document your injuries is a crucial mistake that can significantly undermine your case.

When you skip or delay medical treatment after an accident, you not only jeopardize your health but also provide ammunition to the insurance companies to dispute the severity of your injuries.

Insurance adjusters are trained to look for any opportunity to devalue or deny your claim. By neglecting to see a doctor promptly and follow through with prescribed treatment, you give them the ammunition they need to argue that your injuries were not as serious as you claim.

Furthermore, incomplete or inconsistent medical records can weaken your case in court. Judges and juries rely heavily on medical documentation to assess the extent of your injuries and determine appropriate compensation. If there are gaps or inconsistencies in your medical records, it can cast doubt on the credibility of your claims.

Moreover, delaying medical treatment can exacerbate your injuries and prolong your recovery time. Some injuries may not manifest symptoms immediately after the accident but can worsen over time if left untreated.

By neglecting to seek timely medical care, you risk prolonging your pain and suffering and potentially compromising your long-term health.

In addition to seeking medical treatment, following your doctor's recommendations diligently is essential. This includes attending all follow-up appointments, completing prescribed therapies, and following any restrictions or limitations on physical activity.

 Failure to comply with your doctor's orders can hinder your recovery and provide grounds for the insurance company to argue that you are partially responsible for your injuries.

In conclusion, neglecting to seek timely and comprehensive medical treatment after an accident is one of the surest ways to ruin your case.

By failing to document your injuries, you allow the insurance companies to dispute the severity of your injuries and diminish your chances of receiving fair compensation.

 It's crucial to prioritize your health and well-being by seeking prompt medical attention and following through with prescribed treatment.

Remember, your health and your future are too important to jeopardize for the sake of expediency.

Contact The Ward Law Group to learn more about the best legal path to proceed with your case. We have more than 20 years of experience in this area of law!

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Jany Martinez Ward

Jany Martínez-Ward is a Founding and Managing Partner of The Ward Law Group, PL, a Florida law firm representing victims of car accidents. She focuses her practice on providing legal representation to Hispanic clients that have become injured in a car accident as a result of the negligence of others. In 2018, The National Trial Lawyers Association recognized Jany as one of the top attorneys in the state and among the top 40 under 40 attorneys.


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