Avoid these mistakes when getting treatment after an injury
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Failing to seek medical attention
1. FAILING TO SEEK IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION
The victim is always responsible for proving that he or she was injured in a particular incident. Insurance companies and juries often believe that if you aren't hurt badly enough to seek immediate medical attention, you aren't hurt badly enough to deserve compensation. Don't ignore signs of pain, even small signs. See a doctor as soon as possible, as minor injuries can often get worse.
Not disclosing your healh history
2. FAILING TO FULLY DISCLOSE YOUR HEALTH HISTORY TO YOUR DOCTOR
A health care provider will usually ask if you had any injury or sickness before your current problem. It is important to be honest when answering this type of question. Doctors use past medical history to diagnose and treat you. Providing incomplete information can impact the quality of the medical care you receive. Concealing prior injury or sickness from your doctor will also hurt your legal case. If you provide your doctors with incomplete information, their medical opinions could be rejected by insurance companies and juries.