Handling Your Injuries After an Accident
A person injured because of someone else’s negligence may be eligible to file for financial compensation to cover the costs associated with his or her injury. However, before the individual can pursue a claim, the person has the responsibility to make sure that he or she has properly cared for his or her injuries. Claimants have a very basic responsibility to take care of themselves after personal injury accidents, as allowing a condition to worsen may be seen as an illegal attempt to increase compensation awarded in a lawsuit.
If you or someone you love has sustained an injury due to another person’s reckless or negligent conduct, we may be able to help with the process of pursuing financial compensation. To learn more about how to prepare for these claims, contact a New York injury attorney of Hach & Rose, LLP, today at (212) 779-0057.
A Claimant’s Responsibilities After an Injury
As long as a claimant is reasonably taking action to improve his or her condition after an accident, the individual should be allowed to pursue compensation for his or her injuries. However, the following errors may prevent a claimant from filing for full compensation:
- Knowingly engaging in activities or work that could worsen an injury
- Failing to receive prompt medical care for a noticeable injury
- Ignoring a doctor’s treatment or recovery instructions
These mistakes can significantly reduce the amount of compensation an injured individual may be eligible to seek through a personal injury claim.
If you or someone you love has been hurt in an accident caused by someone else, you are not alone. To discuss your case and legal options, contact a New York injury lawyer of Hach & Rose, LLP, by calling (212) 779-0057 today.