Whether you sustain a personal injury at work, from a vehicle accident of some type, at the hands of another individual, or even from a dog bite, pursuing a personal injury claim is often time-consuming and difficult.
Most are aware that the civil justice system allows an injured party to recover from their losses if another person (or entity) is negligent. But far fewer are familiar with the various tangential issues that are involved in these cases. One of the most important is seeking timely medical care to document the extent of the injury.
Often at the heart of your personal injury claim is an insurance company that is going to pay for either your short-term, long-term, or permanent disability. It is in the best interest of the insurance industry to make certain that the claim is truthful and accurate as to nature, extent, and potential duration of the injury.
Unfortunately, this often means that the insurance company will require an examination by a physician of its choice, and, because these physicians are being paid by the insurance company, there may be questions about whether the physician’s loyalties are in the patient’s best interest. Your North Carolina injury attorney will have dealt with this scenario in the past and will best know how to handle this situation so it is in your best interest.
No matter how your personal injury occurred, it is critical that you consult with a licensed physician to get an accurate assessment of the nature and extent of your injuries. Your Carolinas injury attorney can use that information to bolster your case and ensure that you receive the benefits to which you are entitled.
Also, make sure that you follow the entire suggested medical care regimen prescribed by your doctor to further protect yourself from the potential delays that often accompany a personal injury claim.
It is a good idea to keep some type of journal to document the pain and the effects you are feeling on a day-to-day basis because some symptoms, such as generalized pain and suffering, are difficult to quantify. You truly are the only one who can describe what you are feeling.
Contact an N.C. Injury Attorney
It is important to remember to be honest about your injuries and seek out adequate representation by an experienced North Carolina accident attorney specializing in personal injury claims.
Attorneys that work in personal injury will be able to help you navigate the complexities and roadblocks that often arise in a personal injury lawsuit and ensure that you receive the necessary benefits and assistance to help you deal with the difficulties that surround a personal injury such as medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, emotional anguish, and even a loss of consortium.
An experienced personal injury attorney with dual licensure in Virginia and North Carolina, Eric Washburn received a B.B.A. in Finance from James Madison University—initially worked in the information technology field before obtaining his law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. Once an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Danville, Va., Eric has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as a “Rising Star” Super Lawyer in Virginia since 2014.