More often than not, it’s a treatment gaps; that is delays. And it’s not just truck accidents, it’s all accidents.
What I hear more than anything is this: “Your client stopped treating after only a week or two.”
There are variations on this. Maybe the victim didn’t treat at all for a month. Maybe he treated for three months, went to physical therapy, had an MRI, but then stopped treating for six months.
But once there is a significant period of time between treatments, there is a real danger that the insurance company on the other side is going to say that the treatment after the gap isn’t related to the accident. Because people who are hurt keep going to the doctor or therapist, and those who aren’t don’t.
That’s not the way reality works, of course. People have to go to work to get paid to take care of themselves and their families.
People have family commitments. Some people don’t have medical insurance. There are all kinds of reasons why you may not have the time or money you need to get treated.
But if there is a significant treatment gap, the chances are excellent that you or your lawyer will hear about it once you try to settle the case.
I have been a lawyer over 30 years. It is real important to see a doctor right away after the accident. And to do what he says until you are completely healed. If you have been in an accident and don’t know what to do, call me, a Cincinnati injury attorney. My phone is 513-621-4775.
Because all situations are different, and because there may be other facts pertaining to your case that I don’t know about, you should not rely on this answer for legal advice. I am not your attorney, and no lawyer client relationship has been formed. All discussions are limited to Ohio law unless otherwise indicated. And past performance cannot be used to predict future results.