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Financial Relief After Delayed Treatment


Suffering an injury is a distressing experience, but even when there is confusion and turmoil the decisions made in the aftermath of a New Jersey or Pennsylvania car accident can significantly impact the outcome of an injury claim. For example, claims can be complicated if the medical treatment is delayed.

But it’s important to recognize that while delayed treatment can pose recovery challenges, financial relief could still be possible through various avenues. A Bucks County personal injury attorney can help.

Complications of Delayed Care

Pennsylvania law requires injured individuals to seek prompt medical attention following an accident. Delays in treatment can complicate an injury claim in several ways, including causation challenges. When causation issues arise, an insurance company may argue that the injuries were not directly caused by the accident. That because there is a significant gap between the incident and seeking medical care, another event could have caused the harm.

There is also the issue of injury exacerbation as delaying treatment may worsen injuries, making it difficult to establish the extent of damages suffered during the accident. It is also important to note that insurance adjusters and opposing parties may question your credibility if treatment was delayed. For instance, they could assert that the injuries you sustained may not be as severe as you are claiming since you did not see a medical professional right away. .

But just because complications can make recovery more challenging, it is still important to recognize that recovery may still be in reach. If you thoroughly document the reasons for delayed treatment, whether it’s due to a lack of immediate symptoms, logistical challenges, or any other valid reason, that documentation can help to explain the delay in care.

Attaining Financial Relief Despite Late Medical Treatment

There are a range of ways to access financial relief, such as leaning on protections within insurance coverage that provide compensation for medical expenses regardless of fault. Or, if an injured party has health insurance, they can cover medical expenses incurred due to delayed treatment. While health insurance may not directly be part of a personal injury claim, it can alleviate financial burdens.

And with the right legal support, despite delays in seeking treatment, a successful personal injury claim can still result in compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. A thorough case presentation and legal strategy can strengthen the chances of a favorable outcome.

Connect with a Bucks County personal injury attorney to have a professional negotiating on your behalf. Your lawyer will fight to be sure any timeline issues do not result in a diminished settlement. Strong negotiation skills are essential in achieving fair compensation.

Was there a reason you did not immediately see a doctor or nurse after a Pennsylvania or New Jersey car accident? While delayed medical treatment complicates injury claims, it does not necessarily preclude individuals from seeking financial relief. Discuss the particulars of your case with the legal team at Kardos, Rickles & Hand. Call 215-968-6602 to schedule your no-cost consultation.

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