Report Your Accident as Soon as Possible
If you delay in reporting your accident after it happens, the insurance adjuster could question your claim. If you take the case to court, the delay could raise doubt about your Atruthfulness, and the level of doubt increases with the length of delay. For example, if you refused treatment at the accident scene but then went to the emergency room three days later, the adjuster will question your actions.
Mention of the Accident in Your Medical History
When you first seek treatment after an accident, you will need to provide your medical history. You should include information about your accident because the adjuster will review those records to make sure you accurately reported what happened. If you fail to list the accident, the adjuster might doubt your claim. If you failed to report your accident to a doctor, our Jacksonville personal injury attorney can offer suggestions on how to help.
If you have numerous prior medical claims, the adjuster might conclude that you are a “professional” and delay or deny payment. They could put you under surveillance and might even accuse you of fraud. You will reduce the risk of these accusations if your injuries are on different parts of your body. Discuss any prior claims a Jacksonville injury lawyer at our firm.
John Fagan, your Jacksonville personal injury attorney, proudly serves residents in the area after a car accident or other personal injury. You can reach him for further assistance at 904-278-1000.