At The Gogel Law Firm, our St. Louis personal injury attorney knows how difficult it is to return to the quality of life you enjoyed before you were hurt in a vehicle collision while seeking medical care, or at work in Missouri.
One of the best ways to ensure you can get your life back on track is to seek medical care immediately after your injury occurs and follow all physician instructions for the duration of your care.
Here is why that is so important.
Without Medical Records Your Personal Injury Case May Be Over Before It Starts
If you have been injured in an accident, it is imperative that you seek medical care right away.
Even if you are not rushed to an emergency room by first responders, you must seek medical care immediately after your injuries occur, or your eligibility to file a personal injury claim will be in jeopardy.
The core of a personal injury claim is the injury. If you do not seek medical care to prove that you have been hurt — and in what ways — the insurance company will deny that you were hurt at all, which means you will not be entitled to financial recovery.
Follow All Physician Instructions After a Personal Injury Occurs
All personal injuries are unique and depending on the extent of yours — whether it is broken bones or a traumatic brain injury — your recovery timeline will differ.
That means your care can last weeks, months, or even a lifetime.
Once your injuries are diagnosed, your must follow all your physician’s instructions and referral requirements to strengthen your personal injury claim.
If you stop pursuing the necessary medical care, miss appointments or avoid rehabilitation and therapy requirements, the insurance company will insist that you are no longer hurt, and are not entitled to the full financial recovery amount we are pursuing on your behalf.
If you have questions about how long your medical care will last, ask your physician for a treatment plan and timeline, so you can assess your overall needs and approach your recovery with a positive outlook.
Contact Our Personal Injury Lawyer in St. Louis for a Free Consultation
If you have been injured in an accident, contact our dedicated personal injury lawyer in St. Louis today and allow us to review your case before we begin routing all communication with the insurance company through our office, so you can focus solely on your recovery by calling (314) 775-3864 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.