In this article, you will discover:
- Why missing appointments is bad for your body, and your case.
- When taking time off work pays in the long run.
- Why hiring a lawyer can save you money.
Why Is It Important To Your Car Accident Personal Injury Case To Follow Doctor’s Orders?
If you want to get better and have your pain go away quicker, following the doctor’s orders after a car accident injury makes sense. Don’t miss appointments. Complete their treatments or regiments. They’re trying to help you get better, and so am I.
People miss appointments when things come up in life, and I get that. But, when it happens, it’s not good for your body and might not be good for your case. You want to minimize that. You should make your appointments on time, as often as you can. If you’re trying to get better, you want to follow what the doctor tells you to do and avoid what they tell you not to do.
Sometimes healing involves taking a few weeks off from work. The doctor thinks you might reinjure yourself or hinder your healing by returning to work too early. That’s not what we want to do. We want you to get healed up and better as soon as possible. For your body’s sake, you want to follow the doctor’s orders.
For your case’s sake, you also want to follow their orders. If you have large unexplainable gaps in treatment, it hurts your case. It makes an adjuster, or a judge or jury, think, wait a minute, either you weren’t injured that badly or you weren’t very serious about your case in the first place. Why else would you miss three weeks of care if you are hurt?
If It’s Clear The Other Driver Was At Fault, Do I Still Need To Hire A Maryland Personal Injury Attorney For My Car Accident Case?
You don’t need a lawyer to work your personal injury case after a car accident. You don’t have to pursue the case at all. If you don’t want to get healthier or compensation for your injuries, you don’t have to. But if you do want to reach your best physical health; if you want to recover money for not only your medical bills but also lost wages or time missed from work; if you want to get money in your pocket for all that you went through; then you probably want to hire an experienced personal injury attorney.
It’s not unheard of for an insurance company to offer a quick settlement. They offer $1,000 or $2,000 to settle right now. Well, wouldn’t that be great for them? Remember, adjusters want one thing. They don’t care about you; they care about saving their employer money. If they can get rid of you for $1,000 or $2,000, that’s great for them.
If you read the release that comes with the quick settlement, you’ll read you are forever disclaiming your right to come after the at-fault driver or the insurance company for compensation for any injuries—known or not known. Think about that. In a few days or weeks, if your neck tightens up or you develop numbness, you’re out of luck. You can’t recover, and all you got was $1,000 or $2,000; part of which goes to pay back the hospital or whoever you saw.
So, you could go on your own and file a personal injury claim, but it’s a decision you will probably regret. I wouldn’t recommend it. People think attorneys just want money, and we charge a lot of fees. Yes, we do want money because we do this for a living. Money is good. It helps buy dinner and pay the rent. Regarding charging a lot, relative to the benefit we give a client, that’s not really true. Typically, we can get the client far more than they can by themselves.
I settled a case recently for $95,000. I had to file a suit to do that. Before I filed the suit, the offer was $10,000. After I filed the suit, the offer went up to $30,000. The client has a permanent injury. She might need back surgery. If she went about this on her own, she might have ended up with $10,000, or even less with no attorney involved.
If you want to get more money and get healthier—which is the main goal—an attorney can help you far more than you can by filing a case yourself.
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