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3 Tips For Handling Medical Evidence After A Car Accident

A car accident will more often than not bring with it legal repercussions. Having to deal with those means that you need evidence to back yourself up. There are pieces of evidence you can gather to prove your innocence in the eyes of the law. Many of those are physical evidence that can unfortunately be lost over time or end up being destroyed.

One other type of evidence you can get more easily, however, is medical evidence. To help you better understand how to secure it, here are three tips you should consider following.

See A Doctor Immediately After The Accident

The first few hours after a car accident are the most crucial when it comes to getting medical records for injuries. Because of this, it’s extremely important that you are taken to the emergency room as soon as you leave the scene of the accident. Don’t wait on it no matter how small or insignificant your injuries may seem.

If you get taken to an emergency room far from the doctor you usually go to, make sure to visit your regular physician as soon as you’re able to. During the appointment, remember to present to them the medical records you’ve obtained from your visit to the emergency room. All of the medical records regarding your checkups must be copied and submitted to your auto accident attorney as soon as you’ve hired one.

Follow Your Doctor’s Orders

Whether it’s the doctor from the emergency room or your family physician, always follow the doctor’s orders when it comes to the injuries you’ve sustained from the accident. You deserve to heal, so you should undergo all the treatments, checkups, and therapy you need to be well again. If you’re worried about the financial repercussions of paying for all of your medical bills, consult an auto accident attorney to work on getting properly compensated for your injuries.

Always Keep Your Lawyer In The Loop

We can’t stress this enough: always keep your lawyer updated with all the necessary medical information they need to build your case. Whether it’s about checkups, treatments, medications, or even new symptoms you might have that may be caused by your injuries, make sure not to leave a single detail out. This step is absolutely necessary if you want to be fully compensated for all the medical bills you have to pay.

Even if these steps may feel like a hassle, it’s important to know that your reputation relies on you doing them properly. You could be found guilty as charged and forced to pay for damages that you normally wouldn’t have had to. Do not incriminate yourself by cutting corners.

It’s important to remember that no amount of evidence is ever quite enough to defend you. You’ll need proper legal representation to help you navigate the ins and outs of the law. Justice Pays is a personal injury law firm that does everything to give clients the justice they deserve. Contact our team today to learn more about the scope of our work.

During his time as a public attorney for the State of Florida, Bernard Walsh developed a passion for defending the legal rights of Florida's citizens. Having seen many people being taken advantage of after being injured and the financial harm that can cause for families he committed himself fully to helping injured clients get justice, by fighting to make greedy insurance companies pay what they owe.

3 Tips For Handling Medical Evidence After A Car Accident

Goldman Babboni Fernandez
Murphy & Walsh

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