Why It’s Important To See A Doctor ASAP
There are two powerful reasons for getting medical treatment as soon as you are injured:
1. To Limit The Harm Done By The Injury
Untreated wounds can worsen and lead to permanent disability and even death. Broken bones that aren’t casted eventually may have to be rebroken. Damaged tissue may never be made right. Infections enter in and cause nasty complications. Visit the ER, or see your regular doctor immediately — for your body’s sake.
If you need a reference, call me at 228-207-2075. I know excellent doctors — physicians, ER doctors, specialists, chiropractors and more — who will be happy to provide care.
If you are on Medicare and Medicaid, or belong to a health system that uses a discounted PPO contract, you should still insist on your medical bills being submitted to your own health insurance.
Under Mississippi law, the person at fault doesn’t receive the benefits of your negotiated health insurance reductions, which means more money will be available to you for your pain and suffering.
2. To Lay The Foundation For Your Case
If you have no medical records — no doctor’s observations, no X-rays or other images, no surgical notes, no drug history — you have nothing to base your case on.
Insurance company lawyers love it when you tough it out and don’t get help: “That proves you were never hurt in the first place!”
With decent medical records, plus photographs you may have taken in the wake of your accident, juries can see exactly what happened to you, and calculate an award based on the extent and seriousness of your injuries.
Sound Advice From Your Biloxi, Mississippi, Injury Attorney
Remember, you and the insurance company have opposite interests. You want to get the care you are entitled to. They want to save money. For this reason, it is always advisable to work with an experienced personal injury attorney like me, B. Geoffrey Harrison, to obtain maximum compensation.
Call B. Geoffrey Harrison PA at 228-207-2075