The foundation of any personal injury case is the underlying medical evidence. Such evidence typically consists of medical invoices, medical records, and physician’s notes. With the help of experts, both the plaintiff and defendant utilize medical evidence to establish liability and calculate damages. If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury resulting from the negligence of another, an experienced Powell Law personal injury attorney can review your medical records to determine your eligibility for compensation.
Seeking and receiving medical treatment immediately after an accident strengthens a claim for damages in a personal injury case. Anyone injured in any type of accident must receive medical treatment and a doctor’s opinion to determine the extent of an injury. The first reason is obvious. It’s also crucial in determining a case for damages when another individual may be legally responsible for the harm.
Evidence that is clear, strong, credible, and persuasive is essential in proving liability in any personal injury case. Medical records establish clear proof of personal injuries. The most common types of medical records used as evidence in personal injury cases include emergency room records; doctor’s notes; diagnostic records; present and future treatment recommendations; observations of pain experienced during treatment; past, present, and estimated future medical bills.
The fact that accident victims may fail to immediately, or at least promptly, seek necessary medical treatment can have a negative effect on a personal injury case. In this situation, medical records, or the insufficiency thereof, can assist the defendant insurance company in arguing that the injuries don’t exist or aren’t serious.
Medical records help prove the seriousness and severity of personal injuries, as well as any debilitating effect on a victim. If you or a loved one has suffered any type of injury, contact Powell Law at (570) 961-0777. Our decades of experience make us the preferred choice for representation in personal injury matters in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and surrounding areas. Our attorneys, past and present, have represented victims for 113 years. The consultation is FREE and you don’t pay anything unless we win your case. Call today.