My injury attorney colleague, Richard N. Shapiro, posted a great discussion of what makes a car accident case good or bad, from the collision scene to your medical care, here on the Va. Beach Injuryboard blog , titled: Car Accident Injury Client: What Makes the Case Good or Bad? (The Collision & Medical Care)
He covers all these critically important topics:
I. AT THE SCENE OF THE CAR ACCIDENT--KEY POINTS
Pictures and phone numbers (how to get this data)
Minor car damage means minor injuries (maybe not and why)?
II. MINDING YOUR MEDICAL CARE--DO'S AND DON'TS
Stay-At-Home Resting Your Bones v. Qualified Medical Care (which is better)
Arguments with medical doctors/providers (case killers?)
Irrelevant verbal statements/disclosures to medical doctors/providers
Irrelevant written statements to medical doctors/providers
Big gaps (long periods) in having medical careThis is a must read for any car accident victim wondering about whether their injury claim is a good or bad claim, and how to be sure that they do not hurt or weaken their potential case. Also, other Injuryboard injury attorneys are blogging on these issues and Rick refers to those other articles.