If I Don't Go To Physical Therapy Does It Affect the Value of My Case?
Everyone has day-to-day responsibilities and obligations. Jobs, kids and the like. Being involved in an automobile accident can make getting those obligations met all the more difficult. It's not just a question of being injured, sore and a little less mobile. Many Baltimore car accident victims need a course of physical or chiropractic therapy, with sessions scheduled 2, 3 to 4 times a week, to fully, and quickly, recover. That makes getting those normal, day to day obligations met more difficult still. Every seasoned Baltimore personal injury and accident lawyer has had a client decide that there were things more important than their therapy visits. Do not make that mistake. It will affect the value of your case. I will put this to the reader as simply as possible: If you are not hurt, you don't have a personal injury case.
If you are hurt, do what your doctor tells you to do. Don't miss your appointments. Missing appointments will absolutely affect the value of your case.
If you are not hurt, or got better without extensive medical care -Great. I am glad to hear that. Get back to the things that are important to you and your family. A personal injury claim without an injury is not something that neither you, me or anyone else needs to talk about for it simply does not exist. If you are hurt, and I will again put this to the reader as simply as possible- Go to your medical and therapy appointments. You want to get better and that is and should be your focus. But there are collateral ramifications. Baltimore personal injury and accident lawyers are quite well aware that adjusters, judges and jurors will equate the "gap" in your medical treatment with you not being hurt. When I say "gap", it is an argument the creative and intrepid defense attorney may make in different ways. They may suggest a delay between an accident and the initial provision of medical care means a person is not hurt. They may argue that the passage of time between medical or therapy visits means the injured person got better earlier than expected. It might not always be fair, but it happens. Don't let it.
-This Article was updated by Eric Kirk on 10/30/19.