Don’t Make These Medical Treatment Mistakes After a Car Accident

Being involved in a car accident is always a nightmare, especially when dealing with serious injuries that may cause you to miss work and the legal complications that come with pursuing a case. The purpose of this article is to address the common pitfalls people fall into when it comes to their medical treatment following an accident and how it can affect the potential compensation of their personal injury claim. Delaying Your First Appointment If you’ve been involved in an accident and are injured, it is critical you immediately go seek immediate medical attention, whether it be a 24 hour emergency clinic, your primary care provider, or a hospital emergency room if the injury is serious. This initial assessment is crucial for setting the foundation for your legal claim to build off, in addition to preventing your injury being aggravated from a lack of treatment. The reason this immediate medical care is so important is because it effectively establishes the

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Government Torts – The Importance of contacting an attorney immediately after a car accident

This article serves as a cautionary tale against the dangers of not contacting an attorney immediately after being involved in an auto accident, especially when it involves a government owned vehicle like a school or city bus, a police car, or garbage truck. Every potential lawsuit has a certain time limit called a statute of limitations in which it needs to be filed with a court. In Arizona, the statute of limitations for a lawsuit involving a normal car accident is two years from the date the accident took place. After two years has passed, it becomes impossible to sue whoever was responsible for the accident. However, there exists a special exemption for whenever the government is involved in injuring someone such as a car accident, which is called a government tort. Instead of having two years to file a lawsuit, it is required to give the government notice of a lawsuit within 180 days (6 months) instead of the

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