The Importance Of Medical Evaluations After A Motorcycle AccidentLast updated on: October 10, 2022
Motorcyclists are in a more vulnerable position compared to automobile drivers. If you have been in a motorcycle accident or have had a close call, you know how dangerous riding a motorcycle can be.
Despite the potential for danger, riding a motorcycle is quite a beautiful activity. Not only does it feel freeing, but it also promotes camaraderie amongst motorcyclists. This comradery is based upon shared enjoyment, but also an understanding of the danger of riding and the need to have people around if an accident occurs.
After an accident, call the motorcycle accident attorneys from Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 to receive a 100% free case evaluation.
Take Action After An Accident
Injuries that result from motorcycle accidents tend to be more serious than injuries suffered from full-size vehicle accidents. If you’re involved in a motorcycle wreck, you want to make sure that you receive a thorough diagnosis to determine all potential injuries and prevent them from getting worse.
Motorcycle accident injuries can include spinal cord injuries or brain injuries. After an accident, you want to make sure you get a full diagnostic assessment to rule out any of those injuries, and if you do suffer from those injuries, get help finding a specialist who can work with you during your recovery.
Failing To Receive Medical Care Can Be Harmful To Your Case
After a motorcycle accident, there’s no telling what condition the victims will be in. However, if someone has visibly severe injuries, it’ll be easy to recognize that they need medical treatment. On the contrary, it’ll be more difficult to determine whether someone needs medical treatment if their injuries are not immediately detectable.
Unfortunately, a lot of accident victims make the mistake of postponing their doctor’s visit and therefore never receive a diagnosis or the medical care they need. Even after receiving treatment, some victims ignore their recommended medical treatment or refuse to follow up with their physician. These victims are not only risking their health but also damaging their accident case.
As you may already know, any delay or gap in medical treatment will be used to deny you compensation for your injuries. Even if you failed to get medical treatment because you lacked health insurance, or feared lost wages from missing work, the fact that you did not get a medical evaluation will be used to reduce compensation.
Insurance Companies Look For Reasons To Deny Claims
Whether you are seeking compensation from your insurance company or the insurance of the person that hit you, insurance companies look for reasons to deny your claim. The main reason why insurance companies deny claims is due to missing documentation regarding medical treatment. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 30 percent of claims are either denied, lost, or ignored.
Keep in mind that an insurance adjuster’s loyalty is to the insurance company, and they may have additional motivations for undervaluing your claim. Delays or gaps in medical treatment are used to justify their doubts regarding your injury and the money you need to recover. As such, it’s important that you get medical treatment even if you’re concerned about upfront costs or missed time from work.
The Effect Of Untreated Injuries
As mentioned earlier, the severity of your injuries may not be immediately apparent to you after the accident. Some of the most common injuries from motorcycle accidents are internal, including:
- Brain bleeds
- Broken ribs
- Ruptured spleen
- Soft-tissue injuries
Untreated injuries have life-altering effects. After an accident, your body starts its healing process, and it does so in a way that does not always bring you to your physical state before the accident. Most people who go untreated attest to never feeling the same again, and suffer from:
- Chronic pain
- Nerve damage
- Loss of mobility
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
To avoid compounding and recurring injuries, it’s important to receive a proper medical diagnosis. A proper diagnosis encompasses diagnostic testing, customized medical treatment, and a rehabilitation plan.
What To Do If Your Insurance Claim Is Denied
Insurance companies frequently refuse claims or say that they won’t pay for medical procedures or care from certain medical doctors. In most cases, a denial by your insurance or the opposing party’s insurance is appealable. Additionally, you can learn more about why your claim might’ve been denied by investigating the insurance company’s claim acceptance policy.
Insurance companies have certain criteria that must be met before they issue payment for medical treatment. To have an experienced motorcycle attorney investigate these matters, call (800) 863-5312. After your free consultation, we can help you determine the next steps in resolving the matter.
Need Help? Contact Zinda Law Group Today
Zinda Law Group is a plaintiff injury firm with offices nationwide. We have experience handling motorcycle accidents and insurance claim denials, and we’ve been there for victims who needed representation. After we hear the fact of your case, we can better understand what legal options are available to you.
To discuss your case with a motorcycle accident attorney for free, call (800) 863-5312. Additionally, we offer a ‘No Win, No Fee’ guarantee, which means that you will pay nothing unless we achieve a favorable outcome for your case.
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