What happens if you don’t see a medical professional?
If you don’t see a medical professional as soon as possible after a supposed non-injury accident, you are putting your health and your legal position in jeopardy.
Firstly, your condition may deteriorate and complications may develop. Secondly, the insurance company is unlikely to yield in its stance that you were uninjured even if injuries do show later. They may deny liability.
Common arguments from insurance companies in cases where no medical attention was sought by the victim are:
- Your injuries did not result from the car accident but another event afterwards, thereby refusing liability for the medical costs.
- The delay in seeking medical attention worsened your condition, leading to higher-than-necessary medical bills and refusal to pay all of the costs incurred.
Seeing a medical professional for a checkup ensures that your condition post-accident is documented in the medical reports. Any injuries are included and any other medical issues are diagnosed and treated.
If injury symptoms start to appear later, the medical professional can update the records accordingly.
Even if you have not sought medical attention after your accident, it may still be possible to file a compensation claim. Speak to Ryan DeHoyos about your options.
Why should you contact our Houston accident attorney?
Claiming compensation after an accident shouldn’t be difficult but it often is — especially if there are complications like a delayed diagnosis of the injury.
Insurance companies are out to protect their own interests. That can make dealing with their representatives challenging when you want to claim for a non-injury accident.
They will likely deny liability for part or all of the claim or try to pressure you into settling for an amount that is lower than you may be entitled to.
Our Houston non-injury accident attorney, Ryan DeHoyos, is accustomed to communicating with loss adjusters at insurance companies and understands their strategies. He is also skilled at gathering the necessary evidence of damages to pursue a strong case, such as the police report, medical records, and expert testimony.
He can manage negotiations and insist on you being paid a fair settlement or file a lawsuit to pursue the claim.
If you have been involved in a non-injury accident in Houston, contact us at DeHoyos Law Firm, PLLC today for a free consultation to evaluate your case.
We will assess whether your claim can be successful, inform you of your legal options and be happy to answer your questions.