A big part of a personal injury case is proving that you suffered damages. Before you can receive a
reasonable settlement from an at-fault party, you have to show those damages.
In an auto
accident, those damages are usually pretty obvious – you’ve been injured and had to pay
for medical treatment, you haven’t been able to work and have lost wages, or you’ve
suffered mental anguish that affected your ability to live your life as you used to.
car accident lawyer Colorado, I advise my clients that if you’ve been injured the
law requires you to take reasonable steps treat and recover from you injuries – in legal
speak, called mitigating your damages. If we can’t show that you have taken these steps,
it’s very difficult to convince an insurance company to pay you what you deserve.
There are steps you can take to prove that you are trying to get better. Your Colorado personal
injury attorney at the Law Offices of Dianne Sawaya will tell you to get medical care right away and keep
seeing your doctors until they tell you that you are at maximum medical improvement.
Don’t wait for weeks after your accident to get medical care – or worse, see a doctor
a couple of times but then stop going for several months after the accident. This is very important.
If you delay getting care after your accident or have long periods between medical treatment,
insurance adjusters and defense attorneys will use it against you.
Keep the appointments
you make with your doctors. Not going to the doctor at all is bad enough, but if your medical record
has a lot of “no-shows” marked in it, that’s almost as bad as not going to the
doctor at all.
Your Denver auto accident attorney at the Law Offices of
Dianne Sawaya also will advise you to do what your doctor tells you. When it comes time to settle
your case or if your case winds up in court and you haven’t followed your doctor’s
orders, the insurance company will use that against you, too.
If you’ve been hurt
in a car accident, make the right choice. Give me a call at (303) 758-4777, email me at
DLS@dlslawfirm.com or visit our website at www.dlslawfirm.com for more information. There’s no
cost or obligation. And remember: If we take your case, we don’t get paid unless you get paid.
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