If you have sustained injuries in a motor vehicle accident, and you are in the process of bringing a claim, an attorney will give you one important piece of advice: treat until you are 100% recovered.
It is important to continuously treat, not just for the sake of your personal health, but for legal purposes. A gap in treatment can devalue your case. If there is no medical record of your injuries, it will be difficult to prove their severity. An attorney can only bring a claim for the period of time that you were in treatment. If you halt treatment before you are fully recovered, you may not be compensated appropriately for your pain and suffering. This is why it is important to treat until you are cleared by a medical professional. The goal of your treatment should be to return to the shape you were in prior to the accident. An experienced Attorney will ensure that you are compensated for any medical expenses, lost wages, and physical or emotional pain and suffering that you incurred during the course of your treatment.