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Make Sure You Continue Medical Treatment After a Car Accident

Bovo Law Aug. 13, 2013

Part five from our free ebook “The Biggest Mistakes That Will Kill Your Case” deals with making sure you continue medical treatment after a car accident.

If your healthcare practitioners have prescribed chiropractic treatment, physical therapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, or any other continuous medical treatment, you must continue with the prescribed treatments.

Attend every appointment.

If the insurance adjuster sees in your treatment history that you skipped appointments or worse had gaps in your timeline of care, they will highlight those skipped appointments and gaps. They will most likely claim that either you were not as seriously injured, or that you were fully recovered. Additionally, with gaps in treatment, they may claim that you may have experienced another injury unrelated to the accident during your lapse, and may deny your claim or substantially reduce your recovery amount.

Todd says:

Insurance adjusters are very cynical. They believe that if you are injured and you are prescribed treatment, injured people follow their medical provider’s directives and they try to get better. Insurance adjusters also believe that there are a lot of people out there who are malingering or exaggerating their conditions to get money. If they believe that you skipped treatment or missed appointments because you were not as injured as you claim, or because you are already recovered, they will not pay for those visits.

If you’ve been injured in an accident or have questions about your claim, call Bovo Law today!