Normally, after a car/truck accident or slip or fall an injured person should seek medical treatment to address any injuries. Insurance companies use certain factors in how they value a claim. One of those factors is whether the injured person sought medical treatment immediately after an accident.
Insurance companies believe that if an injured person seeks emergency room treatment immediately after an accident, the person’s injuries should be deemed more credible. However, this is not accurate. The Ledezma Law Firm represented a client who waited 4 days to seek medical treatment. The client and the other parties’ vehicles sustained extensive property damage.
The client was feeling pain at the accident scene but the pain was not significant enough for him to seek emergency room treatment. Over the next few days the client took over the counter medication to address his pain but his pain increased in intensity to the point where he had to seek medical treatment.
The client ended up receiving a couple of fusion surgeries and the case settled for $800,000.00! As such, a great settlement can still be obtained even if your client does not seek medical treatment immediately after an accident. A good attorney must review the property damage, pain complaints, diagnostics and treatment plan which was what the Ledezma Law Firm did.