How Important Is Seeking Medical Treatment After An Injury?
If you are injured, go immediately to the hospital or to a doctor, even if it is a walk-in clinic, just to memorialize your injury. If you don’t, you will later be accused of trying to pass off another injury as related. Injuries are not limited to a broken bone, which heals. If you pull a disc or you have internal injuries, it can change your life. Tell your doctor everything, including how it happened, when it happened, and what happened. They might want to prescribe medicine or physical therapy. It is always helpful to your case to see a doctor and follow through with their recommendations as quickly as you’re able to.
Will Any Past Unrelated Injuries Or Illnesses Impact My Personal Injury Case?
If you had a bad back or leg and then had an injury or car crash that caused an exacerbation or an increase in symptoms, you need to go to a doctor. People who were injured before can be injured again. According to the law, the wrongdoer takes the claimant or plaintiff as they find them and an injured party or a sick party can and should get compensation.
Is My Personal Injury Claim Doomed If I Am Partially At Fault For The Car Crash or Other Type of Injury?
If the police officer saw the crash and gave you a ticket, then he is a witness against you and that might doom your case. Don’t worry about the ticket itself but never plead guilty to a ticket because a plea of guilty can be used against you. If you’re partially at fault in Florida, we are a comparative negligence state. This means if you were determined to be 20% at fault and the jury gave damages of $100,000, the judge would reduce that by 20% and you would get $80,000.
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