Answer: Right away. Don’t delay. After nearly 2 decades of practicing law, I have found that clients who wait more than 10 days to seek medical attention have done themselves a disservice. The insurance company will view this delay as an indication that the injuries weren’t all that bad. If you waited so long, how bad could it be? Of course, there are many reasons why you may not be able to seek medical attention right away, but the insurance company for the party at fault won’t be quite that understanding. If you are claiming injury from an accident, your actions (i.e., seeking medical help) need to be consistent with that claim.
by Robert Mansour
Robert Mansour is a personal injury lawyer serving Santa Clarita, Valencia,