If you are hurt as a result of another person or entity’s negligence, you are entitled to compensation for the resulting damages. However, not all personal injury claims are settled in court. If your claim goes to court, you will need evidence to litigate your claim and receive the compensation you deserve.
One of the most responsible things you need to do if you are involved in an accident is to visit the doctor’s office. Besides receiving the treatment you need so you can get back on your feet and carry on with your life, seeing a doctor also ensures that you receive a piece of evidence that is crucial for determining the outcome of your case – your medical record.
So how important is medical evidence in your personal injury claim?
Pretty much all legal matters are determined on account of available evidence. And one of the most crucial pieces of evidence that you can present during your claim is your medical evidence. Here is why medical evidence is crucial in your Georgia personal injury claim:
Medical evidence puts your injuries into perspective
To examine your case and award damages, the court needs to understand the extent of your injuries, pain and suffering. Articulating the extent of your injuries, pain and suffering can go a long way in ensuring that the court makes an informed decision when assigning dollar value to your claim.
Medical evidence validates your claim
To litigate your claim and receive the compensation you deserve, you must tie your injuries to the accident in question. By seeking treatment immediately following the accident, the doctor will diagnose your injuries and (based on their professional opinion) link them to the accident. Without a medical report, both the plaintiff and the insurance company can easily dispute your claim.
Protecting your rights
If you are involved in an accident, you need to see a doctor as soon as you can even if you do not think your injuries are serious. This will help you litigate your case and fight for the compensation you deserve.