I got a call from a prospective client a couple of days ago. He explained that he got into a serious car accident earlier that day. He was experiencing a great deal of back and neck pain. He called my office and asked, "Should I go to Urgent Care, or will that screw up my case?" Part of me was happy that the client was being careful about his case. After all, there are many things clients do to "screw up" their personal injury case. However, I explained to him, "Look, your health is more important than any personal injury case. If you got hurt and you don't feel right, you should go to Urgent Care and get checked out. Nevermind your case....go get some healthcare because that's much more important."
I told him to get checked out and then consult with an experienced lawyer about his case. However, I reminded him to get his records and billing from the Urgent Care facility because most healthcare facilities that don't work on personal injury matters can give you (and your lawyer) a really hard time when it comes to obtaining the paperwork necessary to present your case. Therefore, the answer to the question is this: "Go to urgent care or any where else if you need treatment right away. Just remember to ask for your records AND bills when you are done with the facility. Then provide the bills and records to your lawyer."
Robert Mansour is a personal injury lawyer handling serious accident cases in Santa Clarita, Valencia, Saugus, Canyon Country, Castaic, Newhall, Stevenson Ranch, Palmdale, Lancaster, and beyond. Call (661) 414-7100.
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by Robert Mansour
Robert Mansour is a personal injury lawyer serving Santa Clarita, Valencia,