Anytime one is involved in a Florida car accident, it is imperative to seek immediate medical attention – even if you feel totally fine at first.
The reason for this is two-fold:
- Many car accident-related injuries are latent, which means they won’t show up right away.
- In any subsequent litigation, the information gathered at that first medical visit can be essential in establishing both the cause and severity of your injuries.
It is also important because those doctors who provide you treatment will be able to provide you with important expert witness testimony that will help prove your case. However, when patients don’t seek treatment or when those doctors’ opinions do not support your assertions, it can hurt your case. This was underscored in the recent Alaska Supreme Court case of Luther v. Lander. Continue reading