It is critically important to seek prompt medical attention after a car crash. While many personal injury victims might not be sure whether their injury warrants medical care, it is better to be safe than sorry for a few reasons.
First, the law allows you to seek compensation for your losses associated with your bodily injuries. This includes your losses leading up to a settlement or trial, as well as any losses you can prove you will likely have in the future. To fully understand and prove what those losses are, you must understand the extent of your injury. To fully understand the extent of your injury, you must be proactive with your medical care and work with someone qualified to diagnose your bodily injury. Since many permanent injuries do not seem that bad in the beginning, it is important to explore all injuries, even those that might seem like they will resolve on their own.
Second, if you are not proactive about getting medical treatment, you will potentially create a “treatment gap.” Insurance companies will find any reason they can to deny or undervalue a personal injury victim’s bodily injury claims. When there is a large lapse of time after a car crash before you have sought medical care, or large gaps in your medical care, there is a much higher chance the insurance company will refuse to fully compensate you for losses without a long, difficult fight.
Finally, and most importantly, we want you to get better. The best way for you to get better is to put your medical care in the hands of a medical professional who can help guide your recovery.
A special message to the friends and potential new clients of FVF Law:
FVF’s client contract has, for a long time, contained the following termination clause: “FVF Law is a values-driven law firm, and because diversity is a value we support, “good cause” [for termination] shall include any expression by the client of intolerance with respect to race, ethnicity, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.”
Now more than ever, FVF recognizes the global need to combat racism proactively, and to do so with more than just words. This firm was built on the mission of being better. Better lawyers. Better advocates. Better people.
We all know being better requires an ongoing commitment to learning, growth, introspection, and change. We enthusiastically embrace that commitment and hereby pledge to do more than just talk about it. Stay tuned on our blog and facebook page for more about what FVF is doing to back this important global effort.
In the meantime, we would respectfully request new clients who find their own views incompatible with this pledge to consider contacting another firm to handle their case. In any case, we invite you to provide honest feedback by emailing email@example.com.
Josh and Aaron, and all of FVF Law