Keep Up with Medical Treatment for Your Injuries
In every personal injury case, there is a concept that says that you must mitigate your damages. Mitigation means that you must do everything in your power to lessen your own damages. Not only will it help your health, but it will always be good for your legal claim.
One thing that you have in your ability is to go to a doctor and keep up with the prescribed course of treatment. If you do not do this, you give the insurance company an opening to challenge your damages. You would usually file your claim when you reach the point of maximum medical improvement, meaning that you will not recover more with treatment. However, not following through on your medical treatment will delay this point.
In addition, the insurance company will argue that their policyholder is not to blame for the full extent of your injuries. They will say that your condition can improve if you were to:
- Make medical appointments and keep them
- Take required prescriptions
- Follow through on your rehabilitation
Further, they could argue the insured’s actions were not the real cause of your injuries. You can rest assured that an insurance company will check this when you have filed a claim. They will look for any opportunity that they can to point the finger at you and reduce what they have to pay. If you do what you can, you will make your lawyer’s job easier when trying to obtain the maximum possible compensation for your injuries.
Call a Covington Personal Injury Lawyer
Ben F Windham PC is the experienced and aggressive law firm that you need when you are seeking personal injury compensation. Send us a message online or call us today at 833.236.9467 to get started with the legal process.