If you get into an accident, an ambulance may show up when you call the cops to make a report. If you do not accept medical care at that time, can you still sue for compensation later? You can, but you should also know that this might open you up to some attacks from the opposing side. Our New Jersey personal injury lawyers can protect you from these attacks and help you fight for compensation.
Can Denying Medical Care Make My Case More Difficult to Win?
Not really, but as we mentioned it can open you up to more arguments from the opposition. When you do not accept medical care right away, the opposing side might try to say that:
- You were not seriously injured
- You were injured afterward, not in the accident
- You made minor injuries into more serious ones by refusing care
Our attorneys will help you shoot down these specious arguments.
What is the Advantage of Getting Medical Care Early?
We still recommend getting medical care as soon as you can though. This is because medical professionals can often spot issues that you would not notice on your own. It is not uncommon for someone to not notice that they have a concussion after a slip and fall or whiplash after a fender bender. You want these injuries evaluated right away so that you and your lawyer can begin building a case.
How Long Do I Have to Sue For Damages?
You have just two years to sue for personal injury in New Jersey. The time can pass by surprisingly quickly as you recover from your injuries and get back to life as usual, so we recommend hiring an attorney who can handle the paperwork and lawsuit filing for you. We will do everything that we can to make sure that you do not miss your chance to pursue damages.
What Can My Compensation Cover?
Your compensation should help you cover all expenses resulting from your accident. It should also help make up for the mental and psychological effects the event had on you and your family. We will help you fight for a fair offer that makes up for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning potential
- Mental anguish
- Loss of earning potential
- Property damages
Do I Need an Attorney?
You can pursue a personal injury case on your own, but we do not recommend it. When you hire a seasoned attorney from our firm, you are getting someone who has plenty of experience dealing with stingy insurance companies and other lawyers. We are ready to help you build the most effective personal injury case, and we are ready to help you fight for compensation.
Contact Our Law Firm Today
Whether you accepted medical care initially or denied it, we can still help you with your personal injury case. Contact Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC and schedule your consultation today. We will do everything that we can to help you secure the compensation that you deserve.