You’re involved in a serious crash and go straight to the doctor’s office, just like you’re supposed to. Then you’re referred to a specialist who wants to monitor your injuries with biweekly follow-up appointments.
As weeks turn to months, the $50 copays start racking up. You’re not sure if you can afford treatment anymore, and you consider skipping a few appointments. That could be a big mistake, and there’s a very important reason why you can’t skip a doctor’s appointment after a crash.
No matter the reason, if you skip a doctor’s appointment, the insurance company may cast doubt on the severity of your injury. Initially, they may use that doubt to justify a lower settlement. If you consistently miss your appointments, they may question your injuries altogether.
The best thing you can do is follow your doctor’s advice and attend appointments on the day they are scheduled. Try to avoid rescheduling if at all possible.
All this raises an interesting question. What if you’re seriously hurt in a car crash, but you don’t have health insurance or can’t keep up with the copay and hospital bills? If you find yourself in this situation, you should consult your attorney as soon as possible.
Your attorney can help you establish continued care so that you don’t miss your appointments and you don’t have to worry about medical bills until after your case is settled. If bills keep you from receiving the care you need to recover, having an attorney on your side can make a world of difference.
If you or someone you love suffered severe injuries in a car crash and you’re worried about the cost of care, Kentucky Injury Law Center can help. If you’d like to schedule a free case consultation with an experienced Bowling Green car accident lawyer who will work tirelessly on your behalf, don’t hesitate to send us an email or call our firm today at (270) 423-0023.