If you or a loved one has recently been involved in a car accident, you may be all too familiar with the feeling of one challenged filled day after the next. Coping with injuries that were caused by someone else can present its own unique and frustrating set of challenges. Feeling overwhelmed, helpless, and depressed can make the road to getting better a difficult one. Some victims may feel that since they are expecting to receive compensation for their injuries and loss of wages, it is not of utmost importance for them to follow up on all the needed medical visits, therapies, or even to find other work if they are no longer able to work at their previous job due to injuries from the car accident. Is this the case?
No. Massachusetts’s law states that victims of a car accident have a responsibility to do all that they can after an accident to mitigate their injuries. This means that each victim must do their best to minimize the effects in any reasonable way that they can- seeking medical attention in a timely manner after the accident, and following up on medical advice they receive. This ensures that the injuries were not made any worse by the victim after the accident.
What if your accident has made it so that you can no longer do the type of employment you were doing before? If possible, the victim is responsible to find another form of employment that they can do after the accident.
Failure to do these things can actually impede the victim receiving their compensation.
If you have received injuries from a car accident, it is important to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney, an attorney who can help make sure you accomplish what you need to, and make sure you receive fair treatment through this difficult time.
Contact Wynn and Wynn today. Our Personal Injury attorneys have a reputation of accomplishing what is best for our clients, and we will help you, whatever your legal need. Call today at 1-800-852-5211 or request your free consultation.