People who have been injured in an accident may decline medical treatment for any number of reasons. They may simply not want to admit that they are injured, they may not realize how injured they are, or they may know they are injured but believe it to be a less serious injury than it is. After most accidents, the victim will have a release of adrenaline, which can mask symptoms of the injury.
If you have been in a car accident or other similar accident and you elected not to seek medical care, you may wonder: Can you still sue the at-fault party? Keep reading to get the facts. If you have questions, or need a free legal consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 right away.
The Insurance Company Will Insist on Medical Records
You can count on the fact that the insurance company is not going to simply pay out on an accident claim because a person says they were injured. They will want to see evidence of said injury. This is why they are going to immediately ask for medical records. If you do not have any records at all, then you are likely to get your insurance claim denied.
You Can Visit the Doctor Later but It Could Raise Red Flags
Of course, you may have waited to see the doctor for any number of reasons but if there is a long gap between the day of the accident and the day you visited the doctor, the insurance company will attempt to use that against you. They will try to say that the gap makes it impossible to verify that the accident is what caused the injury. They will say that the injury must not have been a serious injury if you did not get immediate medical attention.
It is Up to You to Prove Damages
In order to win your personal injury case, there are two things that you must prove. First, you must prove that the defendant acted in a negligent way. Second, you must prove that the neglect led to injuries. Part of this includes proving that you suffered damages from these injuries, including costs, losses, and pain and suffering.
If you do not have access to medical evidence that you were injured, then it can be very hard to prove them. This is why we always recommend that anyone who is injured in an accident sees their doctor as soon as possible.
Once you have done so, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000. We will carefully consider all your options and let you know what the best legal move is. Call now and find out if you have enough evidence to prove your case.