The accident wasn’t your fault, but the bills are flowing in all the same. It’s hard to handle them all while continuing to get medical care. But if you stay on top of things, you might be one step closer to getting the treatment you need.

Millions of preventable injuries occur every year, and they can result in big costs for those on the mend. If you’re one of those people suffering, there are certain steps in the moments and months afterward that could help you prove that you need compensation.

Drawing conclusions

Connecting your accident to your injury could be the difference in getting your payout:

  • Translation: You’ll likely want to get medical help right away. This isn’t just to make sure you get the help you need, but also to tie your injury to the accident. Getting assistance on the scene or being transported in an ambulance all point to connections and severity, but turning down help and visiting a doctor later may arouse suspicion.
  • Continuation: If you don’t follow through with doctor’s appointments or don’t complete medical treatments, that could fall in favor of denying your claim. Defendants may try to show that you didn’t need the medical care since you left it incomplete.
  • Documentation: Keep every scrap you collect on the way to making your claim, from the police report at the scene to medical records down the line. And it could be in your best interest to have a say in how they’re crafted. A police officer may not be able to see you’re hurting, or your doctor may leave out possible causes of injuries.

Drawing the lines between the dots may rest on your shoulders after an accident. Make sure the lines are bright and bold, and you may have an easier time getting back on your feet.