Top Arizona auto accident lawyers explain to their clients the uphill battle that is often faced in today’s anti-plaintiff climate. There has been so much misinformation and insurance company advertising and propaganda against honest and serious personal injury claims, that overcoming the preconceived notions of many jurors can be difficult. This is why it is so important to make sure that every injury that is suffered is documented as soon as possible after an accident.
Many people make the mistake of not following up with their doctor when they are in pain following an auto accident because they think they will “get better.” Well, of course you should hope to get better. In fact, there is a very good chance that you will “get better” and will not have needed to go to that extra doctor or to get that extra documentation.
However, the best personal injury lawyers do everything they can to insist upon their clients getting to medical providers and following up as much as possible to eliminate anybody later claiming that they did suffer the injuries that they did in fact suffer. In fact, the real danger is in the situation where an injury, though apparent, does not seem to be as serious as it turns out to be. For instance, it is not unusual for people to suffer shoulder pain and discomfort immediately following a serious car accident. Usually that shoulder pain will resolve on its own. However, what happens to the person who waits a month to follow up with their medical provider and it turns out that the reason they have been unable to move their arm is because they had a rotator cuff tear? What about the person who suffers a torn labrum after a car accident and they fail to follow up with the doctor immediately following the accident and in the days and weeks that follow? What happens is that very often the insurance company for the driver who caused the accident will use that delay in treatment to claim that it was not the car accident that led to the serious shoulder injury.
It is for this reason that it is so important to make sure you document everything and eliminate or reduce the ability of the at-fault insurance company from denying compensation to which you are entitled under the law.
If you are facing a situation where it is not too late to get treatment, we encourage you to get any treatment you may need to get better and to document your claim. If you have missed the opportunity to get that documentation and an insurance company is trying to deny your claim, please do not hesitate to give the skilled Phoenix personal injury attorneys at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. a call so that we can discuss the opportunities that may be available to you to try to prove, rightfully, the injuries you suffered as a result of a serious car accident.