Miami Accident Lawyer Shamis & Gentile, P.A. explain proving you were in a car accident
As a Miami Accident Lawyer , we have the task of proving our clients were injured due to the negligence of others. Sadly, sometimes clients make this task difficult to prove. However, remembering a few key things can easily prevent this:
Seek Immediate Medical Attention:
Sometimes injury victims will only feel some minor aches and pains at first, sadly, they assume that pain will go away and wait months to seek any medical treatment until the pain has become insufferable. This approach makes the accident lawyer job extremely difficult. The gap in treatment could create some doubt that this accident was actually the cause of the pain. Even injuries such as minor aches should be enough cause to get yourself checked out after being involved in an automobile accident. There have been numerous occasions when insurance adjusters or defense lawyers will say that anything could have happened to cause the pain during the gap between the accident and seeking treatment. Due to this reason, it is essential to immediately visit a health care provider and document your pain. If you do visit a medical provider, don’t feel like you are just complaining or over reacting; it does not matter how slight the pain may be initially. It is common for the pain to be slight at first and then gradually intensify.
Describe the Miami Car Accident in Detail
You need to be very specific when you tell your doctor exactly when and where the pain started. Remember, explain to the doctor how the pain didn’t start until after the accident. If you do not tell your doctor what the cause of the pain was, they will not include it in the medical report.
Be Honest About Your Past
It’s common for individuals to forget to tell their health care provider about prior injuries or accidents. It is extremely important that you fully disclose your medical history to your medical provider. If you fail to disclose relevant past injuries or accidents, the insurance company will immediately view you as someone who is dishonest and think that you are trying to hide something. Prior accidents or injuries can, at times, actually help your case. Florida follows what is known as the “eggshell doctrine.” The “eggshell doctrine” recognizes that some individuals are more fragile than others due to prior injuries or medical conditions. For example, if you’re someone with extremely weak knees you are more likely to sustain an injury as opposed to a person with healthy knees. Don’t be afraid to unveil your prior treatment and injuries to your treating physician.
Tell Your Miami Car Accident Lawyer Everything:
You need to make sure to tell your accident lawyer everything related to the accident responsible for your injury. Besides telling your health care provider, it is just as important to tell your attorney about any prior accidents and treatments as well. By knowing your medical history your attorney will be able to sufficiently represent you and help prove your injury was, in fact, caused by the accident.