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4 benefits of medical records in a car accident claim

On Behalf of | Mar 14, 2024 | Car Accidents

If you are involved in a car accident, you may be eligible for compensation from the other driver’s insurance company. However, you need solid evidence to support your claim if you choose to file one.

Medical records can serve as reliable evidence, as they:

1. Show your injuries are related to the accident

The accident you were involved in should have caused your injuries to be compensated. That’s why it’s recommended to seek medical attention immediately after an accident. Doing this ensures the timeline of your medical records and when the accident occurred can be linked.

The other driver’s insurer may claim your injuries are not linked to the accident if you take too long to visit a doctor.

2. Show the treatments you received

Your doctor will record any treatment they provide, from tests to medications. This information is crucial, as it proves you received treatment due to the injuries caused by the accident. Further, the bills for all your treatments can help you determine the fair value of your compensation.

3. Show current medical condition

Besides the treatment received, notes from your doctor, nurses and other healthcare professionals who served you can provide in-depth information about your present medical condition. This is crucial in determining if you can return to work or if you need to stay home, which translates to lost wages.

4. Show future treatments

Your medical records will also include future treatments, such as ongoing physical therapy and follow-up appointments, and the expected medical costs of such treatments. This information can help you get the full amount of compensation you will need, not just what you have spent up to now.

Medical records are vital in car accident claims. You should also consider legal guidance to understand your options.