“What’s the one thing many people overlook when dealing with a personal injury?”
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Last week I was asked for some inside insight on the one thing that many people overlook when dealing with a personal injury?
Whether it’s a car accident or on the job, I know for sure:
The thing many people don’t do the most is follow up on their care. The care for their injury yes, and also to make sure
- All your medical records are correct
- That people have the right story about what happened with your injury and accident
- And they also have the right information about what’s wrong with you
No matter what kind of personal injury you have or where it happened
And you know, people just don’t do that generally, but it’s even more critical if you’ve been involved in an accident or whether it’s a work accident or a car crash, or hurt on a construction site. Because errors in medical records happen all the time. People don’t think they do. Most of the time they’re not going to affect your medical care, but they might affect your legal case. And so it’s important because a lot of times clients and potential clients don’t get to us until after these records are already developed. And then, you know, sometimes you get in front of juries, juries think that medical records are never wrong. The common belief by all is that doctors and nurses and physician’s assistants, and therapists, all transcribe all of the information into your records correctly. Nothing could be further from the truth. Mistakes happen all the time. Massive mistakes happen all the time with people’s medical records particularly details important to your legal case. So a lot of bad things can happen if errors are left uncorrected.
“…juries think that medical records are never wrong… Nothing could be further from the truth.”
Control what you can control
When you’re dealing with a situation as serious as this, you should never really leave anything to chance. There will be many things out of your control when it comes to your legal personal injury case – so control what you can, and that’s ensuring your medical records and accident details ARE CORRECT.
Joe Stanley and the Team at Stanley Law are there for you, at 215 Burnet Avenue in Syracuse, NY with additional offices (we can travel to YOU) in Binghamton, Watertown, Rochester, and Montrose, PA. 1-800-608-3333. You can also email Joe personally at Joe@StanleyLawOffices.com.