I don’t have health insurance, so I haven’t been able to get treatment for my injury. Will that hurt my case? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

Many people do not have health insurance in this day and age, but that should not stop you from seeking treatment for your injuries.  The insurance companies are always looking for reasons not to pay an injured person, and one of the things they focus on is the timing of your medical treatment.  A long delay in seeking medical treatment can give the insurance company a reason to offer you less than full value for your injuries, so you should go to the emergency room, local free clinic, or ask your doctor about payment options available to those without insurance.  Remember, your health is important, and you want to make sure you get treatment as soon as possible.