injured in an accident

What do I do if I’m injured in an accident?

You must know what to do if injured in an accident. This is of vital importance not just for your health but also for any potential personal injury claim.

Seek Medical Attention

First, please seek medical attention as soon as possible after an accident. As a former insurance defense lawyer, I was trained to identify and highlight any gaps in medical treatment. I especially looked for gaps immediately after an incident. When found, those gaps can be used as proof that your injuries are not the same as you claim. Even though your delay in treatment may be due to legitimate reasons (ex. no symptoms), the insurance company will negatively look upon any delay when evaluating your claim.

Notify Your Employer

Next, notify your employer as soon as possible. This is especially true if your injuries may affect your ability to return to work in the same capacity as before your accident. You may be too proud to admit that your injuries will affect your ability to work. Don’t be! Returning to work before you are physically able to do so may not only further exacerbate your injuries, it may negatively affect your claim.

Document Everything

Another important thing is to tell any and all medical professionals what is bothering you after your accident. For example, it might seem strange to tell your family doctor during a routine checkup of your accident injuries. However, generating as much documentation as possible will further support your claim. Rest assured, when reviewing your claim, the insurance company will carefully look at your medical records. They will try to identify a period where you made no complaints to your doctors. Then, they will try to argue that your failure to complain means that your injuries must have resolved.

You need an attorney that knows what the insurance companies look for in evaluating your claim and the tricks and tactics the insurance companies will use to try and deny your claim. You need Mobilio Wood. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.


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