7 Ways You Could Ruin Your Personal Injury Claim
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What should I do after being injured in a pedestrian accident?
Sometimes, we get asked what to do after a pedestrian-automobile accident has occurred and a client’s been hit by a car. Ironically, the answer to that question is get medical care. That is head and shoulders the first thing you should do.
This case will be over at some point and time. It will be done. Everyone will go on with their lives. You are left with your injury. If you don’t get medical care and get it early on, you jeopardize your ability to maximize your recovery.
No one wants to be seriously hurt. No one wants to walk around with a permanent injury. You can help your circumstances by getting medical care. Get it early on. Then follow up with what your doctor tells you to do.
Typically, the first trip is to the emergency room. The emergency room refers you to secondary care, whether it’s an orthopedist, whether it’s your primary care doctor or other healthcare practitioner. They recommend that. You should go get treated, maximize your ability to recover. The longer you wait, the smaller your chances are of maximizing your recovery.
Then do what the doctors tell you to. One of the worst things you can do to your lawyer is when he gets your medical records, he sees the word non-compliant. That means you’re not doing what the doctor’s telling you to do. That is deadly to your case.
You don’t want to do that in the first place, but as far as your case is concerned, it throws a dagger into it. Do what the doctors tell you to do. There is every good reason for that. That’s the very first thing you should do is get medical care, follow up, do what the doctors tell you to do.
Secondly, get a lawyer involved early on so he can help navigate you through this process, which quite likely is the first time you’ve ever been involved in this situation. Our practice is virtually exclusively personal injury work. We know what needs to be done. Get us involved in the process early.
If you’ve been hit by a car as a pedestrian in Nassau County, Duval County, or outlying areas, call us. We’ll sit down; we’ll go over things. We’ll get you on the right track in the road to recovery and figure out a roadmap to best help your case.
Were you or a loved one severely injured after being hit by a vehicle in Florida and have questions about after a pedestrian accident? Contact an experienced Nassau County pedestrian accident lawyer at Paul Boone Law today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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