Be Careful in Your Conversations
Every Virginia personal injury claim is different and in some cases, you may be referred to a medical specialist for evaluation of your injuries. In all doctor consultations, regardless of who sent you there, you should be honest about your injuries.
This means telling your doctor all of the pain and symptoms you experience, but not overly-dramatizing them in an attempt to increase your potential settlement. These exaggerations are usually detected very quickly and can cause you to lose any compensation you may have been able to recover.
Just as with the insurance adjusters, you need to be aware that everything you say in a medical evaluation can be used as evidence to support or damage your Virginia personal injury claim. Your Fairfax personal injury attorney can review what is and is not required of you when it comes to medical evaluations and treatment for your injuries.
Keeping Good Records is Key
Following a serious accident in Virginia, you should seek an immediate medical evaluation even if you do not think you sustained injuries. Many internal damages such as whiplash, spinal cord injury, brain damage and nerve damage may take a few days or even weeks to manifest. There have even been cases where signs of damage from an accident do not occur until years later, when the statute of limitations has run out.
When you see any doctor or medical professional regarding your injuries from your accident, you should obtain a copy of the consultation records and any diagnosis. A diary of your health and daily activity after an accident should also be kept as evidence of how the injuries impact your daily life. This evidence is critical to proving the amount of pain and suffering damages you may seek in your Virginia personal injury claim.
A Fairfax personal injury attorney can help you with compiling the evidence of your accident and the damages you are eligible to seek through your Virginia personal injury claim.
Contacting a Fairfax Personal Injury Attorney
You don't have to deal with insurance companies and paperwork alone when you're looking to file a Virginia personal injury claim. Fairfax personal injury attorney Ben Glass fights to help victims in the Virginia and D.C. areas settle their personal injury claims.
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