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How Delaying Medical Treatment Can Keep You From Winning Your Auto Injury Claim

Posted on May 3, 2022

Did you know? Delaying medical treatment can actually keep you from winning your case against the insurance company. This actually happened to our former client named Jody. She was in a car crash where she got a herniated disc in her neck that would require surgery months later. Her mistake was she did not seek medical treatment. Instead, she self-medicated for six weeks, not knowing her insurance company would use this incident against her advantage. 

As her car accident lawyer, we thought witnesses who observed her from day one and all the problems that she was having would overcome the insurance defense. But it turned out six out of eight jurors just couldn’t get over the fact that she didn’t seek medical treatment for six weeks.

So, what is the important lesson in this case? When you’re injured, don’t be sitting there putting off medical treatment. Seek prompt medical attention and the medical care that you need, so the insurance company cannot prey on you as they did to Judy. 

And if you have any questions along the way, please feel free to reach out to us!


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AZ: 480.418.9100
MO: 314.387.5900