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Why medical evidence is crucial for your car accident claim

On Behalf of | Mar 21, 2024 | Car Accidents

Seeking prompt medical treatment after a car accident is vital. Even if you feel fine initially, some injuries, such as whiplash or internal injuries, may not be immediately apparent. A thorough medical evaluation can identify hidden injuries and ensure you receive the necessary treatment. That’s not all.

Your medical records serve as crucial evidence of your injuries and their extent. These include medical bills, prescription records, diagnostic test results and statements from medical professionals regarding your injuries and prognosis. They document your diagnosis, treatment plan and any ongoing medical needs. 

This is important to your car accident claim for two reasons. First, it helps establish a link between the accident and your injuries, strengthening your claim. Second, these records are necessary when assessing your damages. They provide a clear picture of the impact of the accident, including the economic and non-economic damages you suffered.

It can help negotiate a fair settlement

You can negotiate from a position of strength when you have comprehensive medical documentation. Medical records are considered objective evidence in negotiations because they are prepared by medical professionals who have no vested interests in your case. It makes them credible and persuasive in settlement discussions.

As such, you can present a compelling case for the full extent of your injuries and their impact on your life. Insurance companies often try to minimize settlements, but with strong medical evidence, you can refute their attempts to downplay your injuries. 

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, seek urgent medical attention and legal guidance on how you can leverage the evidence to present a solid case. It can help increase the chances of getting a fair settlement.