Do Medical Records Help My Car Accident Injury Lawsuit? By Kelly Chanfrau, Esq. on February 20, 2023

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Even though our law offices are based in Daytona Beach and Palm Coast, FL, our lawyers have worked on cases involving car accidents around Bunnell and other nearby communities. It’s part of Chanfrau & Chanfrau’s commitment to the region and people in need.

When clients first contact us, we often recommend that they speak with a medical professional about what happened. Here’s why medical records are important in a car accident lawsuit.

Medical Records Are Key Evidence in an Injury Lawsuit

Regarding car crash cases, medical records play just as important a role as police reports. The medical record of your injury can be presented to demonstrate the full severity and extent of your injuries. This is crucial for helping determine legal damages sought in the case for current medical treatment and any ongoing physical therapy or rehabilitation needs.

Proof of Injury from Qualified Medical Professionals

It’s important that you consult with your general practitioner or any qualified doctor following your crash. Their medical authority will carry a lot of weight in the evidence presented.

Why You Should See a Doctor After an Accident

Seeing a doctor as soon after your accident as possible helps you document any immediate injuries sustained after a crash. If injuries worsen or begin to develop days or weeks later, you’ll have a record of the health impact of the crash.

Should I See a Doctor Even If I’m Not in Pain?

Even if you do not seem to be hurt after a car accident or motorcycle crash, it’s still a good idea to speak with a doctor ASAP. They can identify potential injuries you may not be aware of and help document your health after the collision occurred.

Using Medical Records to Build Your Car Accident Case

As we build your car accident case, we will consult your medical records and note other evidence to demonstrate cause and effect. This might include the police report, photos or video of the crash, and eye witness testimony.

Our law firm can consult other medical experts on what was found in your records to help estimate the amount needed for current and future medical needs.

Our Collision Lawyers Are Here to Help

Whether you were in a crash with a commuter vehicle or in a serious accident with a large truck, you can count on the attorneys of Chanfrau & Chanfrau for help. We bring decades of legal knowledge to every case and can help keep you on task for filing deadlines and important documentation.

As your car accident case unfolds, we can help negotiate a better settlement based on your injuries and the facts of the crash. Our car accident lawyers also won’t hesitate to take your case all the way to court if necessary to seek damages in a civil trial.

Considering a Car Accident Lawsuit?
Contact Our Attorneys Today

If you or someone you know was hurt in a car accident, it’s crucial that you contact our law firm today. You can reach either of our law offices to set up a legal consultation.

  • Daytona Beach, FL: (386) 258-7313
  • Palm Coast, FL: (386) 439-7760

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