We take a different approach to valuing cases. We are not scared of the traditional markers of a “doomed” case—gaps in treatment, no property damage, or no diagnostic imaging. We focus on the injuries. Every client has a story of what they were like before an incident and how they were after. They have a story of who they are now—forever changed in one way or the other. There are always witnesses that can tell this story on your clients' behalf. There are always tangible objects in your clients' houses that can tell this story—their bed moved to the first level of the house, a therapy dog, mounds of medication on the kitchen table, or art supplies that have gone untouched. This is how we got a top settlement for our clients—who had what may other lawyers believed was a “difficult” case. Their case mattered to them and to us.
No Property Damage
Proving a motor vehicle collision without property damage can be challenging, as there may be little physical evidence to support your claim. However, there are several steps you can take to try to prove your case:
Document the details of the accident: Write down everything you remember about the accident, including the time and location, the make and model of the other vehicle, and the weather and road conditions. Take photos of the scene, if possible.
Gather witness statements: If there were any witnesses to the accident, ask them to provide a statement. Get their contact information in case you need to follow up with them later.
Seek medical attention: If you were injured in the accident, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Document any injuries you sustained and keep a record of your medical treatment.
Consult with an attorney: A personal injury attorney can help you gather evidence and build a case to prove the other driver's liability. They can also negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf.
Consider other types of evidence: Even if there is no property damage, there may be other types of evidence that can support your case. For example, if you were rear-ended, the damage to your car may not be visible but your medical records can provide evidence of the force of the impact.
Overall, proving a motor vehicle collision without property damage can be challenging, but it is not impossible. With the help of an experienced attorney, you may be able to build a strong case and recover compensation for your injuries and other damages.
Gaps in Treatment and No Diagnostic Imaging
If you have a gap in treatment and medical and no diagnostic imaging following a motor vehicle accident, it can be more challenging to prove your claim, but it is not impossible. Here are some steps you can take:
Explain the gap: If you have a gap in treatment, be prepared to explain why. For example, if you had to stop treatment because of financial or personal reasons, be honest about it. It is better to explain the gap upfront than to try to hide it.
Seek medical attention as soon as possible: If you have not already done so, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Even if you have a gap in treatment, it is important to get a medical evaluation to document your injuries and connect them to the accident.
Keep track of your symptoms: Even if you did not receive medical treatment during the gap, keep a journal or log of your symptoms. This can help establish a pattern of pain or discomfort that can be linked to the accident.
Explain any changes in symptoms: If your symptoms changed or worsened during the gap in treatment, be sure to explain this to your medical provider. This can help establish a causal link between the accident and your injuries.
Get a medical opinion: Consider getting a medical opinion from a specialist or expert who can evaluate your injuries and provide an expert opinion on the causal relationship between the accident and your injuries.
Consult with an attorney: An experienced personal injury attorney can help you gather the necessary evidence to prove your claim, even if you have a gap in medical treatment. They can also negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf.
In summary, proving a motor vehicle claim with a gap in treatment and no diagnostic imaging can be challenging, but it is possible. It is important to be honest about the gap, seek medical attention as soon as possible, keep track of your symptoms, and get expert medical opinions. An attorney can help you build a strong case and recover compensation for your injuries and other damages.
Contact a Car Accident Attorney in Colorado Today
At Hagen Nares PLLC, we have successfully represented clients who have sustained series injuries from car accidents. We understand the laws established by the State of Colorado as well as federal law and will make sure that each party who is liable is held accountable. You don't have to face this alone–call 720-772-8513 today to schedule Free Consultation.
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