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Why Get Medical Records After a Car Crash

Why Get Medical Records After a Car Crash

After a car crash, there are a number of steps individuals need to take in order to protect their rights moving forward. One of the most important things a person can do after a crash is seek medical attention from either a paramedic on scene or a nearby hospital.

Seeking medical attention has a number of benefits. Of course, you can get the treatment you need to help start the recovery process. However, you also get medical records that can be used to help build a strong personal injury case. Here is how medical records help.

Details the Severity of the Injuries

Medical records can be very effective in helping to show that the injuries sustained were severe. Typically, in auto accident cases, much of the compensation is based on the cost of the injuries and some factor in how severe the damage is.

Proves the Injured Individual’s Inability to Work

A doctor is the one who will determine the treatment options, as well as the ability of the injured party to work. If the doctor deems that the victim cannot return to work for a significant period of time, this can be factored into economic damages, compensating the plaintiff for lost wages.

Helps Prove the Injury was Caused By the Accident

In personal injury law, there are four factors to proving negligence. First, it must be shown there was a duty of care from the defendant to the plaintiff. Then, it must be shown a breach in that duty. The breach must have led to the accident, and the accident must have been the direct cause of the injury.

Medical records can help to show this.

Our Houston car accident lawyers at The Daspit Law Firm understand the importance of medical records and the various ways to help use them in car crash cases. Our goal is to protect your rights and help you get the compensation you deserve. You can help us accomplish this with medical records.

If you’ve been harmed in a car crash caused by negligence, call our firm today.