Diagnosis in an Injury Claim
What is a Diagnosis in an Injury Claim?
One of the initial steps in any accident or injury claim is visiting a doctor. Of course, the most obvious reason to visit a doctor is to receive the necessary care and begin the healing process. But from a legal standpoint, seeing your doctor is also very important. Their diagnosis enables you to make a compelling case and obtain the compensation you are due.
But not all medical opinions are created equal. A diagnosis is a medical professional’s declaration of what is actually wrong with you. It may be incorrect, like all opinions. Despite their high level of skill, no doctor can be an authority on every kind of injury. Even if they have a severe or unusual injury that falls outside of the scope of that doctor’s usual practice, accident victims frequently visit their general practitioner. This could lead to an incorrect medical diagnosis, which could then result in the wrong treatment—or even no treatment at all.
What Impact Does a Diagnosis Have on My Case?
The diagnosis in your case accomplishes two crucial things:
- It demonstrates that you actually have an injury that requires care.
- It determines what kind of care or treatment you require and how much it is likely to cost.
You may receive much less money than you require if the diagnosis is incorrect. You might have to pay tens of thousands of dollars more for treatment out of your own pocket later on when the full extent of the injury becomes apparent. A good attorney will ensure that your injury is fully understood from the start, frequently by arranging for you to see a specialist who is familiar with the kind of injury in question. You can then pursue the actual, full amount you require.
Contact an Attorney for Legal Guidance
If you were injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, make sure you contact an experienced Personal Injury Lawyer as soon as possible.
Your lawyer will be able to refer you to a specialist who will properly diagnose and treat your injuries. They will fight for your rights and make sure you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
The Brown Firm has many years of experience representing accident victims. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys today.
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