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Video Transcript: Hello everyone and thank you for joining us here at Haug, Farrar & Franco for another one of our blog sessions. My name is Stopher Haug and I’m one of the attorneys here at the firm, and today I would like to take a few moments to talk to you about a very important topic in the world of personal injury and motor vehicle accidents or workers compensation claims and that involves treatment. Treatment, treatment, treatment. Treatment causes problems with so many aspects of a claim and I wanted to talk to you about three particular areas that you can focus on to help try to prevent some of those issues. One deals with getting treatment in the first place, the second deals with options on how to get treatment and the third deals with continuing that treatment as prescribed by a health care professional. Each of these aspects is critical.
Let’s talk about the first one, the importance of treatment. Consider this, your driving down the road on Highway 90, in Gulfport, Biloxi, or Ocean Springs Mississippi, and bam automobile accident. You’re in a car crash, and your body’s in a state of shock. It’s trying to address and process everything that’s happened. Often when that happens, your body will attempt to accommodate whatever the trauma is. You got your blood flowing and adrenaline pumping and sometimes it’s hard to recognize at that moment in time exactly what you may have suffered. For that reason alone, it’s important to seek medical attention if you think you might have suffered some type of injury. Another reason why this is important is because a lot of injuries are latent or hidden and they don’t manifest themselves right away, or for some period of time; without the right check-up. Proper check-up including x-ray’s, or CT-scans, or MRI’s can often detect injuries that might otherwise go unnoticed. Another reason why getting treatment is so important is to preserve and document the facts of the occurrence and of the situation and what you’re experiencing. Medical professionals are trained to keep detailed records of the reports of people that are injured. When you talk to a nurse practitioner, or a doctor, or an emergency room clinician, what you are going to be able to do is create a record that details exactly what happened. With the passage of time, it’s easy for our bodies to kind of minimize or downplay the effects of whatever we’ve gone through. It’s just natural. You have those medical records documenting the injury, and documenting the level of pain, the areas of pain, the areas of strain, it’s often much easier later on to recount the specifics of exactly what you experienced.
At Haug, Farrar & Franco our firm handles: Work-Related Accidents Car Wrecks Trucking Accidents Medical Malpractice Slip and Falls Pedestrian Accidents Nursing Home Malpractice Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries. When Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC, represents you after a serious accident, we will leave no stone unturned in documenting your case fully. We will look carefully at what happened, what caused the crash, explosion or animal attack. We will carefully investigate and document what you need to recover as well as you can after an accident such as car accident, truck accident, or work injury. If you hire us as your attorneys, you will get dedicated, experienced lawyers that are willing to fight for you. We have one goal – making you whole and maximizing any settlement to which you are rightfully entitled. Regarding fees, you owe us nothing unless we recover for you. We front all expenses and costs, and take the fight to the insurance company. Don’t sit on your rights.
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