What Should You Do?

What Should You Do?

 

What Should You Do?

Litigation depends on the facts that can be introduced at trial. Write down what you remember as soon as possible, write down names of witnesses, parties and what anyone said to you.


Be careful about any statements given to anyone, you may be misquoted by an adjuster, say as little as possible. Sometimes patients are medicated or sleepy when the adjuster calls, be careful.


If injured, seek medical advice immediately, the longer the delay, the more skeptical the insurance company will be of your injury. Toughing it out for a few weeks to see what will happen will be a disaster. Your injuries need to be documented and treated.


Preserving facts is the key to success. Photographs should be taken by digital camera or 35mm, cell phone photos are a last resort.  For more impact, do a digital movie of the scene, injuries and property damage.  Don’t rely on insurance company photographs, they are for the insurance company, not for you.  A night time accident presents special challenges, daytime photographs will not capture what headlights illuminated.


Injury cases require the right medical expert for the injury you have.  The right expert will help you recover faster and not miss anything.


A concussion may require a neurologist, neuropsychologist, speech pathologist and social workers. CT and MRI do not rule out a mild traumatic brain injury or coup contra coup. Symptoms include nausea, dizziness, headaches, amnesia, word finding, appetite changes, sleep problems, irritability, concentration


Ligaments, bones, and joints require a orthopedic, chiropractor, physical therapist or physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist.  Nerve and disc injuries require neurologist and neurosurgeons.


Chronic pain may require pain specialist.  Sometimes a pain spasm pain cycle develops that needs to be interrupted by medication. We find Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation doctors to be successful in relieving pain.


For more help, contact us.