Even if they appear minuscule, you will never know the full extent of your injuries until you get examined by a medical professional. Continue reading to find out why you should act with urgency when seeking medical attention after an accident and how a seasoned York County, PA personal injury attorney at Ilkhanoff & Silverstein can help you obtain treatment, prove the negligence of the other party, and win your case.
How does receiving medical attention after an accident help my personal injury claim?
For your physical health, receiving medical attention immediately after your accident is needed so to determine what your injuries are and what treatment you need going forward. And for your financial stability, it is needed to build a successful personal injury case that will compensate for these future treatments. For one, all personal injury claims require you to satisfy the burden of proof. That is, you are required to collect evidence that will establish the other party’s negligence. Medical bills and other documents are essential pieces of such evidence.
Additionally, personal injury claims require you to establish causation. So if you delay medical care, you make it difficult to prove that the accident was the direct cause of your injuries. On top of this, it will give the jury, judge, and the other party’s insurance company leverage to argue that your injuries weren’t too serious since you did not seek immediate care.
It is important to note that once you accept a settlement offer, you cannot take it back. So if you delay medical aid, you may not know the full extent of your injuries and the total cost of your future treatments, and in turn, accept a settlement that does not cover it all.
What is the statute of limitations in Pennsylvania?
The statute of limitations for a personal injury claim in the state of Pennsylvania is generally two years from the date of your accident. So if you delay seeking medical attention, you may realize too late that you require compensation for your treatment plan. To prevent missing this deadline, it is important that you first, seek immediate medical attention and second, retain the services of a knowledgeable York County, PA personal injury attorney.
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