If you’ve been in a car accident, you have probably experienced back and neck pain. Even insurance companies will agree, being tossed around in a car crash causes pain, stiffness, and often requires medical treatment.
Getting the Insurance Company to Pay Gets Tricky…
But if you’re experiencing a prolonged/extended recovery, insurance companies are sometimes quick to deny your treatment. Often they will claim that your prolonged treatment wasn’t necessary and that you are malingering (a fancy way to say that you’re faking it).
They may also claim that you had some type of pre-existing condition that is really the cause of the pain. Remember that back twinge you had three years ago while helping your brother move? Well, if you got some physical therapy for it, the insurance will claim that’s really why you had some or all of that treatment after your accident.
If for some reason you had delayed receiving care after your accident, particularly more than five days, the insurance company will also argue that the treatment simply was unrelated to the accident. For example, if you didn’t go to the ER after your accident because you didn’t have health insurance, that may be held against you.
That said, if you’ve been in a car accident, and your recovery is more complicated than you had hoped, give us a call. We would be happy to talk to you.
You Need an Attorney
If you have been in an auto collision and injured, you need professional representation by an attorney with the experience necessary to win your case. You need a lawyer who you can have full confidence in. To learn more, contact the Law Office of Ben Crittenden to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation.