A serious car accident can turn out to be much more than a temporary setback. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may be facing a long recovery period that could cost many thousands of dollars. Getting maximum compensation in your injury claim could be the difference between having those expenses paid for and footing the bill yourself. You may think minimizing your medical expenses would be the safest approach to your recovery, but you would be wrong. On the contrary, you need to make sure you get all the medical treatment you need and never miss an appointment. Here are 2 reasons why:
Incomplete recoveries can lead to major physical setbacks. You might think that skipping physical therapy or canceling a few doctor appointments is no big deal. After all, you’re already feeling better. Big mistake. The length of your treatment plan is important for not only helping you recover from your injures, but minimizing the risk of future complications as well. Avoid chronic back pain or neck problems down the road and take advantage of the full treatment options at your disposal.
The amount you get for your injury claim is directly linked to your medical expenses. Want to maximize your injury claim to ensure you have enough money to cover what this accident is going to cost you? Don’t skip or miss any medical treatment recommended to you. An insurance company could look at your missed appointments and make the case that you’re not as injured as you claim. It’s not true, but that assertion could persuade a jury to award you less money.
At Ponce Law, our goal is to help you recover not only the compensation you deserve, but your health as well. That’s why we encourage every client to never miss a doctor’s appointment or treatment session. Your injury claim could depend on it.