After a car accident, there are a number of steps individuals need to take in order to protect their rights moving forward. One of the most important things a person can do after a crash is seek medical attention from either a paramedic on scene or a nearby hospital.
Seeking medical attention has a number of benefits. Of course, you can get the treatment you need to help start the recovery process. However, you also get medical records that can be used to help build a strong personal injury case. Here is how medical records help.
The Records Detail The Severity Of Your Injuries
Medical records can be very effective in helping to show that the injuries sustained were severe. Typically, in auto accident cases, much of the compensation is based on the cost of the injuries and some factor in how severe the damage is.
The Medical Records Prove The Injured Individual’s Inability to Work
A doctor is the one who will determine the treatment options, as well as the ability of the injured party to work. If the doctor deems that the victim cannot return to work for a significant period of time, this can be factored into economic damages, compensating the plaintiff for lost wages.
The Medical Records Help Prove That Your Injury Was Caused By the Accident
In personal injury law, there are four factors to proving negligence. First, it must be shown there was a duty of care from the defendant to the plaintiff. Then, it must be shown a breach in that duty. The breach must have led to the accident, and the accident must have been the proximate cause of the injury.
Medical records can help to establish this.
The New York car accident lawyers at The Law Offices of Effie Soter, P.C. understand the importance of medical records and the various ways to help use them in car crash cases. Our goal is to protect your rights and help you get the compensation you deserve. You can help us accomplish this with medical records. The sooner you get in touch with a New York car accident attorney from The Law Offices of Effie Soter, P.C., the sooner our team can begin building your case and formulating an effective strategy with help from your medical records.
Get the aggressive representation you deserve. We may be able to recover financial compensation for any medical expenses, physical harms, or emotional distresses you may face as the result of your accident. The New York personal injury lawyers at The Law Offices of Effie Soter, P.C. can take on the insurance company and file the necessary claim or lawsuit against an at-fault driver. To schedule a free consultation and case evaluation with a New York car accident lawyer, please call us today at (646) 504-7384, or contact us online.