After you’ve suffered a personal injury, it can feel like the world is spinning out of control. For many people, it can be difficult to go back to work and do their job exactly as they could before. Some are laid up in the hospital for a long time; others may find their lives permanently altered. Even with the love and supportive of those most important to you, this period of your life can be particularly challenging. The LA Injury Group is here to offer counsel, advice and more. In this blog, our personal injury lawyer will cover some advice that may be of assistance, as well as some tips about how you can protect yourself.
One thing we want to stress is that the world does not end if the insurance company rejects your personal injury claim. That doesn’t always make things easier. It can make everything more difficult, and it can feel like one more setback on top of so many others. It does not mean that you’re precluded from getting compensation for your claims. In fact, it’s at this point that many of our clients reach out to us at the LA Injury Group. If you believe that they should’ve honored your claim, or you believe you have a compelling case, don’t hesitate to reach out to us to schedule a free consultation.
We’ve helped people who have been through an injury at all different stages of the process. We’ve helped clients who were offered several settlements from insurance companies to get a settlement that was actual just compensation for everything that they’d been through. We’ve helped clients who were initially rejected by insurance companies to get the compensation that they deserve. Beyond those, we’ve helped everyone in between. No two cases are the same, nor are any two clients. That being said, we’ve helped a very wide swath of people (from all walks of life) to get what they deserve.
Obviously, the LA Injury Group is a law firm. We’re a collection of attorneys that can help you to get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. We can help you with more than just the legal side of things, however. Many of our clients, for example, can’t necessarily pay for their medical expenses. This is perfectly understandable and nothing to be ashamed of. After all, who plans to be injured in an accident? No one decides “I’m going to have a slip and fall today.”
Over the years, we’ve managed to amass a team of medical professionals that we trust. They will work on contingency. This means that they’ll accept their payment out of your eventual settlement. So, you can go to see them to get a medical professional to give you a proper diagnosis. From there, you can receive the medical treatment that you need. At every stage of the process, the most important thing is your health. Making sure you’re OK and recovering is very important to us. We want you to get the best medical care possible in a way that you won’t have to worry about paying for.
It’s important to point out that just because we direct you towards this medical attention early in your case, that doesn’t mean we forget about you. It’s not like we just drop you off with the doctor, and then come back to you a few months later to say “hey, here’s your settlement.” We treat our clients like friends and family – real people going through a rough time. So, we check in on you. We make sure that you’re recovering and healing all while working towards getting you your due compensation.
Obviously, it’s important to get medical care when you’ve suffered a personal injury. You may be reading this and think “why did they include that in this blog? Isn’t it obvious?” Yes, you would think. However, you may also be surprised by how many people don’t go to medical care after they’ve been injured. Clearly, money is a large factor in many of these circumstances. Even in California, folks’ health insurance may not be able to cover them in the wake of an accident. Again, this is all the more reason to come to us, as we connect you the medical professionals that we trust.
Another reason that people don’t go to receive medical care after an injury is that, well, they don’t know they’re injured. Sure, they may think that something is “kinda sore” or that it “hurts a little,” but it may not feel like the kind of thing that rises to the standard of “receive medical care.” This is completely understandable. Essentially everyone is very busy these days. Between work, family, having a social life and everything else, it can be difficult to carve out time for hobbies. Every single moment of free time can be so precious; it’s perfectly understandable that people don’t go to see a medical professional after an accident. It’s wrong, and you should absolutely see a medical pro, but it’s understandable.
Some people we’ve run into (only a few, but some) ignore seeing a medical professional not because they believe they’re uninjured, but because they know they are. They’re worried about their jobs and their lives, terrified of what's going to happen if they miss any work. Here at the LA Injury Group, we can help you to get all of the compensation you deserve for everything that you’re going through. This can take the form of lost wages from work as well as many other forms of compensation.
Of all the reasons that we tell our clients (and potential clients) to get medical care as quickly as possible is that it’s almost impossible to diagnose yourself. After an accident, even a mild one, you can’t be 100% sure what the extent of your damages are. This is true for everyone, even if you are an experienced, trained doctor. Now, most people know that if they feel any ill effects after a vehicular accident, they should seek medical attention. When it comes to seemingly lesser accidents, like a slip and fall, it can be a bit more of a gray area. Again: when you’re injured, you should go to receive medical attention.
Many times, someone will slip and fall somewhere, and then not receive medical attention. Why would they? They certainly weren’t hurt in the accident. Then, in the days to come, they find that injuries manifest themselves. A shoulder that worked perfectly fine yesterday suddenly feels sore and worse. Legs that showed no ill effects are suddenly showing far worse symptoms then ill effects. The sad truth is that some of the worst injuries don’t appear right away. They don’t appear until later on.
If you get medical attention immediately, the medical pros may be able to make you aware of the injuries. With this diagnosis, you can go about getting compensation for your injuries. If you don’t do that, then it can be more difficult to get the compensation you deserve when these injuries appear later on. It would be very easy for an insurance company’s attorney to say something like: “if you were so hurt, why didn’t you say something then?”
Getting medical attention when you’ve been injured is always a good idea. It’s a great idea to do so after you’ve been through an accident, a fall anything like that even if you don’t think you’ve been injured. The phrase “better safe than sorry” is a cliché for a reason – it’s right. If you believe you have a case, don’t hesitate to reach out to our attorneys. You can go to our site or call the firm at (818) 240-1800 to schedule a free consultation.