Are My Medical Records Important?

Posted by: Jimmy De La Espriella
Category: Personal Injury Blogs

After sustaining a severe injury from a car accident, you may be transported to a hospital. If your injuries were serious enough to take you to the hospital and maybe even the ER, then there will be medical records. 

It is important to keep these medical records with you.

Why would it be so important to keep these medical records? If you’re healed, it doesn’t matter right? Well, that’s not 100% the case and actually we would say that it’s far from the truth.

Keeping your medical records as proof of your injury is one of the most important factors in getting your possible financial compensation for the injuries you sustained from the car accident in Miami.

Every Injury is Different

The amount of money you could possibly be financially compensated for is linked to the injury you sustained. 

Medical records are actually one of the most important pieces of evidence that your injury is as serious as you said.

For example, if you have claimed that you broke multiple bones as a direct result of the car accident, but the medical records show that you only had some injections, there will be no way to prove that your bones were actually broken. Normally, broken bones result in surgery and lots of procedures. If your medical records don’t reflect that, it could be seen as lying. 

How Do I Calculate My Injuries?

The pain and suffering someone receives from an injury is subjective. So basing financial compensation off the subjective feelings of someone is not something insurance companies or lawyers will do. 

However, there is an objective way to calculate injuries. That is through the “special damages” or the “economic damages”. 

These are essentially financial receipts. Things like surgery, physical therapy, psychological therapy, car repair bills, etc. Anything with a financial receipt that shows that you needed the treatment and that it was directly as a result of the car accident, it can be used as evidence and proof for the possible financial compensation. 

This is because these are objective things that will prove that you actually had those injuries. A doctor will not perform surgery on you when you actually did not need it, nor will they administer injections or shots to someone that doesn’t need it. In addition, the amount of times you get injections, surgeries, or any sort of treatment will be valuable to your case.

Confusion For Getting Financial Compensation

If you were severely injured in a car accident in Miami, you could be due for financial compensation if your car accident was caused by negligence of the other driver. 

Negligence while on the road is one of the main reasons as to why there are so many car accidents in Miami. Things such as texting and driving, calling and driving, and even falling asleep on the road are all defined under “negligence”. 

If you feel like you are a victim of those circumstances, then a personal injury lawyer from Miami can help you get your possible financial compensation from the car accident injuries you suffered in Miami.

We understand that the pain and suffering from a car accident can not only be excruciating, but can also be confusing. Because of this, we hear out your problems through a free consultation. During the consultation, we will hear out everything that you have gone through and make sure that we are all on the same page. 

If we feel like we can provide value to your life and your case through our services, our team will immediately go ahead and start gathering evidence such as medical records and photos to build you a strong case. 

Remember, we don’t win until YOU win.

Author: Jimmy De La Espriella