The person or company responsible for your injuries will do everything they can to pay you as little as possible. In fact, they may try to say that you were not injured at all and hire expensive lawyers to try and pay you as little as possible. As any experienced Nevada injury attorney will tell you, documented medical treatment is essential in order to prove your injuries as well as the extent of those injuries.
Get Medical Treatment
A clear way to prove that you were injured is to show that you needed medical treatment. Minor inconveniences that do not require medical treatment can be hard to prove and will not result in significant compensation. You should seek treatment from a licensed medical provider as soon as possible after your injury. If you wait, the insurance company may claim that you were not seriously injured to try and deny you fair compensation.
Get Medical Tests
Medical tests, such as radiological exams and laboratory tests, are necessary to prove the nature and extent of your injuries. You must have valid medical evidence in the form of objective tests (x-rays, MRIs, CAT scans) to show that you were injured. The party responsible for your injuries is not likely to take your word for anything. Self-reported symptoms without proper support could be argued to be exaggerated and are often not trusted. Your Nevada injury attorney can advise you further in regards to what kind of medical documentation you need for your personal injury claim.
Seek Continuous Medical Treatment
If you do not seek continuous medical treatment after an accident, the person or company responsible for your injuries may try to claim that although you were injured, those injuries were superficial and did not require extensive treatment.
If your injuries continue to cause you pain and suffering, you should seek medical treatment on a routine and continuous basis. Do not stop going to the doctor if your injuries continue to cause you problems. Missing your doctor appointments or breaks in treatment, commonly called “gaps in treatment”, imply that your injuries are probably minor. A lack of extensive treatment will translate to a lack of extensive injuries.
Document How Your Injuries Impact Your Life
Keep a diary or journal documenting your injuries, symptoms, treatment, and the way those things affect your activities of daily living. If you are unable to shower, drive, or have a relationship with your spouse because of your injuries, your Nevada injury attorney may be able to help you obtain compensation for those losses.
Get Statements From Witnesses
You should provide your Attorney with the names and contact information of anyone who witnessed your accident, but also from people in your life who can state how your injury is impacting your life. Your spouse, friends, and family can state how your injuries have changed your life and the impact it has had on them. In some cases, your spouse and/or children may be able to recover compensation for the losses they have sustained as a result of your injuries.
Contact a Nevada Injury Attorney as Soon as Possible
The person or company responsible for your injuries is likely to suggest that you do not need legal assistance. That is far from the truth. You need someone on your side to make sure you are not taken advantage of after an accident. Contact Drummond Law Firm today to speak to an experienced Nevada injury attorney.