When you have sustained an injury in a car crash, there will be a lot of things going through your head. In all the commotion, you might accidentally do or say something that hurts your car accident injury claim. The team at StolzenbergCortelli, LLP has some advice on the biggest mistakes to avoid after a Yonkers car accident.
If a motorist does not get treatment right away or they refuse treatment, the insurance companies will say they must not be that hurt. However, some people do not necessarily feel the injuries at first because they are so shocked by the incident and there is too much adrenaline flowing.
Even when someone is not in pain, they should seek medical treatment anyway because the doctor is the real medical professional who may be able to identify subtle injuries. People can develop symptoms and pain multiple days after the accident.
When it comes to building a personal injury case and determining its value, following doctor’s orders is crucial. If a lawsuit is claiming all these injuries and a person is hurt to such a degree where they cannot work, but they are not following the doctor’s recommendations, then the insurance company will ask if they really needed the medical treatment.
Failing to follow a doctor’s orders can impact a Yonkers case in another way: If the doctor tells a patient not to drive, and someone catches them driving, it could hurt the case because going against the doctor’s orders could show that they are not as seriously hurt as they are claiming.
If the no-fault insurance runs out, and an injured person does not have their own personal health insurance, then the money must come out of their pocket. If someone has gone back to work after being out from an accident, or they never missed work to begin with, that could constrain them because they do not have time to get the medical attention they need. Everyday constraints such as work, family, regular expenses, money, could all factor into people not prioritizing medical treatment. Some people also try to act tough by pretending not to be hurt, when it is actually preferable to get medical treatment.
There are many different deadlines that the average person might not know about, like getting into a car accident with a municipally-owned vehicle. The local government needs to receive the notice of claim within 60 to 90 days of the incident. Without a lawyer, a plaintiff might not file the proper paperwork or notify all the right parties, or they might miss the statute of limitations altogether.
To avoid making these mistakes, it is recommended to contact a Yonkers attorney from StolzenbergCortelli LLP and get medical treatment once everything is subdued. In the immediate aftermath, an injured person should deal with the car, the police, and other people involved.
Attorneys can help by filing the proper documents and putting the right parties on notice so they can get all the insurance coverage possible. If it is a multi-car accident, the average person might not know which drivers to notify and which insurance they can get. Lawyers can also recommend doctors that deal with no-fault insurance.
If a person does not have any medical coverage, they can work with their doctor and lawyer to assert liens on the case to get the medical health need. StolzenbergCortelli lawyers can also help navigate the initial steps by making sure the person does not do anything detrimental to their case, such as admit fault to an insurance adjuster.
Personal injury lawsuits are delicate, and a simple slip of the tongue or missed doctor’s appointment could put your claim in jeopardy. Call StolzenbergCortelli, LLP to have a legal professional guide your next steps. We can inform you of all the common mistakes to avoid after a Yonkers car accident.