What Information Should I Share With My Doctor After A Crash?
It is important that people share truthful information with their doctors after a crash. People need to be prepared for the idea that the at-fault driver’s insurance carrier and/or their attorney will ask for all of the relevant treatment information. This means they will demand to see all records associated with hospital visits, ambulance rides, and appointments with medical specialists. If someone does not want to hand over their records, then there is not much that I will be able to do to help them. Although different people might interpret the records differently, ultimately the truth is the truth. My philosophy is that healing from the injury should be the main priority. If someone is dishonest, then I will not want to deal with them.
Insurance carrier representatives are highly trained and very skilled, and they always have the option of sending a person to a provider of their choice to undergo an “independent” medical examination. I always tell people that the more they can do to mitigate long-term damage to the body, the better. It is important for people to cooperate with their physicians in order to achieve the best recovery possible. There is also a lot of propaganda and misinformation that suggests people are just “case building,” meaning that they are going to the doctor several times in order to make it look as though they are very injured. Ultimately, each juror will have to ask themselves whether or not they would behave the same way in a particular situation. A claimant has a duty to mitigate or reasonably minimize the consequences of whatever happened, and if a jury or judge senses that someone is not doing that, then it can really hurt their case.
In An Auto Accident Or Collision, If The At-Fault Driver Was Borrowing Someone Else’s Car, Who Is Going To Pay For My Injuries And The Damage To My Vehicle?
If an at-fault driver was borrowing someone else’s car when they caused an accident, then the auto insurance policy belonging to the owner of the vehicle would apply. The owner would have given the borrower permissive use of the vehicle, meaning that the driver would have obtained expressed or implied permission to use the vehicle. If the owner of the vehicle did not have insurance, then there could be secondary coverage from the driver of the vehicle. So, even if the at-fault driver was driving without insurance, a client may be covered by uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage.
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