VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: Hello everybody! This is Robert Mansour. I wanted to make a brief video today to address something called the gap. The gap is the gap between the date of the accident and the date that you start actively getting medical treatment for your injuries from that accident. If the gap is too long, say, 2, 3 weeks, the insurance adjuster and the insurance company is going to use that against you.
They're going to say, "You weren't hurt all that bad. If you were hurt that bad, you would've gone to the doctor, you would've gotten care, et cetera." The fact that you waited 2 or 3 weeks, or in some cases, I have cases where the clients don't go for months, and then they call and it's too late at that point, it looks really, really bad. They might be hurt for sure, but their behavior was not congruent with their allegation of injury.
The other gap that is sometimes used against you is if you miss treatment sessions. Let's say you're getting physical therapy for your car accident case and it's helping, but you cancel some appointment, you reschedule them, you don't show up, you're a no-show, then your treatment looks very sporadic and there are tremendous gaps between the treatment sessions or between evaluations from a doctor. Those gaps will also be used against you.
Please understand, it is not only in the best interest of your personal injury matter, but it's also in the best interest of your health to make sure that you get appropriate treatment for your injuries, and that you're proactive about it. I hope this has been helpful. My name is Robert Mansour. Please visit my website ValenciaLawyer.com for lots more educational material about personal injury cases. Thank you.
by Robert Mansour
Robert Mansour is a personal injury lawyer serving Santa Clarita, Valencia,