What If I Didn't See a Doctor After My Car Accident?

Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

16 May. 2014

If you have been injured in a car accident, yet you failed to seek medical attention afterwards, you are probably wondering how that is going to affect your claim. As the victim of a car accident caused by another person's negligence, carelessness or reckless abandon, you may be eligible to seek damages to cover past and future medical costs, vehicle repairs, loss of income or earning capacity, emotional distress, pain and suffering, as well as a number of other accident-related expenses. Failing to seek medical attention after a car accident will significantly reduce your chances of being able to prove the injuries you sustained were caused in the accident.

If you are unable to prove this fact, you will not be able to seek compensation from the liable party and his or her insurance company. In this type of situation, the liable party will likely argue that if your injuries were in fact caused in the car accident then you would have had to get medical attention right away. Neglecting to see a doctor after your car accident could result in you receiving a lower settlement than you rightfully deserve or you may end up having to pay for your own medical costs out of pocket. You do have an option though, and that option is to retain legal representation at once. Our firm is known for the aggressive representation we provide to accident victims and their families.

We understand the devastation a car accident can cause and we are here to be the aggressive advocate our clients need during this difficult time in their lives. Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law has attained numerous high-value settlements and judgments over the years and our legal team will work diligently to help you maximize your claim as well. While failing to seek medical attention after a car accident can be a setback, it does not mean a Bergen County personal injury attorney from our firm will be unable to prove your injuries were a direct result of the accident in question. We are very familiar with personal injury laws and we have the resources necessary to help you pursue compensation for the injuries you sustained.

Call us now to find out what we can do for you.

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