How Important Is It For Someone To Follow The Medical Advice Of Their Doctors?
Following medical advice is extremely important. You need to follow the doctor’s instructions. If they think you need physical therapy, you need to go to physical therapy. They are the doctors, they are the health professionals and if they ask you to do something and you do not do it, then the natural response to that is that “you must not be hurt very bad if you are not going to follow the doctor’s advice.”
Often times, the practicalities of daily living might prevent someone from being able to go to the doctor. Many times the injured are the sole bread winners of the family and they may be working through the pain because they cannot afford to take off work. Even if that is the case, you really need to find the opportunity and time at night, or on the weekends to seek treatment. Skipping your medical appointments will only jeopardize your case. If the doctor orders medical treatment you need to try your very best to follow through with it.
Often times, when you do not go to an appointment or you miss appointments, the insurance companies and defense attorneys consider that a gap in treatment or a gap in care and they use that to demonstrate that you are really not seriously injured. That is because if you really are hurt, you would want to go see a doctor. Remember, the insurance companies will use anything and everything against you to minimize your claim.
How Important Are The Evidence And Witnesses That Are Involved In Auto Accident Cases?
Evidence is extremely important in cases where there is a he-said she-said type situation, which is often the case. Even in rear end collisions, we often hear the person who hit you claiming that you just jammed on your breaks suddenly and they could not avoid hitting you. If there are witnesses to an inter-section collision, you want to seek their information and what they can tell you about who had the green light versus the red light? All of those factors are extremely important.
If there are witnesses that can testify about the at-fault party’s reckless driving then the likelihood of a jury or even the adjustor believing your version of events is greatly enhanced. Therefore, it is very important to get witnesses and gather any evidence that there might be.
Also, the number one reason of contacting an attorney early in the process is so that witness statements and evidence can be gathered. Remember, the insurance company is not there to help you. They are there to protect their insured and protect their profits. If they think they can avoid the liability of a claim, they will do it.
Read about some of the Things to Take Care of in Auto Accident Cases or call the Parker Law Firm for a Complimentary Personal Injury Strategy Session at (817) 503-9200 and get the information and legal answers you’re seeking.