Tip # 3: Save Your Cast
Seek Immediate Medical Attention
When you suffer injuries in an accident, one of the most important things you can do is to seek immediate medical attention. Not only is this important for your health, but it can also be critical to ensuring that you have the best chance to obtain maximum compensation for your losses. If you suffered a broken bone, sprain, strain, or other serious injury, when you see a doctor, he or she will most likely provide you with a cast or some other form of medical device.
Your Medical Device is Yours to Keep
When you go to the hospital after suffering injuries in an accident, you may leave with:
- A cast for a broken bone
- A brace for your injured ankle, knee, elbow, wrist, or finger
- Crutches, a walker, or a cane
Or, your doctors may prescribe some other type of assistive or rehabilitative device to help you heal from and to cope with your injuries.
Whatever you receive from your doctor, you will want to hold onto it so your lawyer can use it as evidence in the event that your personal injury claim goes to trial. So, when your cast gets removed or your doctor says that you are fine to start moving around without a brace, you will want to be sure that it goes home with you – not into a dumpster behind the hospital. You paid for it, and it is yours to keep.
Your Cast is Important Evidence in Your Personal Injury Claim
The cast that you had to wear for six weeks, the crutches you had to use for six months, or the cane you now walk with because you’ve suffered permanent damage can serve as powerful imagery for the judge and jury who are deciding if you deserve to be compensated for your injuries. If your vehicle collision or other accident case goes to trial, our attorneys will want to be able to use these items to your advantage.
So, always remember: save your cast. It just may be the final piece of evidence that sways the judge or jury in your favor.
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