If you have been injured because of somebody else’s negligence, you may be thinking about pursuing the responsible party for financial compensation. If so, you may also be wondering whether you need medical treatment for a personal injury case.
The short answer is “Yes.” The value of any personal injury case is primarily determined by the damages the victim incurs. These damages may take many forms, but they usually include injuries, medical bills, pain and suffering, permanent disability, and wage loss. In general, the more an accident hurts you, the more your personal injury case may be worth.
Even if you are injured, however, you must obtain objective proof of these injuries in order to establish a personal injury case. The only way you can obtain that proof is to receive medical treatment for the injuries you suffered in the accident. You should get this treatment as soon as possible because the longer you delay, the more easily a defense attorney or insurance company can deny that your injuries are related to the accident, which could seriously hurt the value of your case.
For this reason, if you do not receive medical treatment for your injuries within a relatively short period of time after your accident, your personal injury case will probably not move forward.
What If I Have Gotten Medical Treatment?
But even if you have gotten medical treatment, there is no guarantee that your personal injury case will be successful. Insurance companies have a strong incentive to minimize their financial exposure. Very often, an insurer will work to downplay the extent of your damages or even deny your claim entirely.
These kinds of tactics are even more likely if you are representing yourself because an insurance company can take advantage of your inexperience in order to settle your personal injury claim for a fraction of what it is worth. To help overcome these obstacles, consider doing what thousands of injured victims have done before you and retain the personal injury attorneys at GWC Injury Lawyers LLC.
With over $2 billion recovered in verdicts and settlements, GWC is one of the premier Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation law firms in Illinois. Our personal injury attorneys have the experience, the determination, the resources, and the reputation necessary to get you and your family the justice you deserve.
Contact GWC today to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation consultation with a dedicated personal injury attorney. You may call us at (312) 464-1234 or click here to chat with a representative at any time.<< BACK TO BLOG POSTS