The best place to go when someone is seriously (and suddenly) injured is the emergency room. Emergency rooms have the equipment and staff to stabilize injuries, perform diagnostic tests, set casts, and more — but there are limits to what can be done “on the fly.”
For example, a cut on the face may get cleaned and stitched at the Emergency Room, but a plastic surgeon will be more concerned with long-term scarring and healing. A plastic surgeon can also estimate the price of the procedure to fix the injury, which becomes important when seeking damages.
Physical therapy is also often required to successfully resolve personal injuries. It’s important to complete your physical therapy treatment for two reasons:
- It’s good for you
- It’s good for your case
Physical therapy is a big commitment, but it’s one that pays dividends in both the speed and quality of your recovery. It also shows that you are committed to your wellness, which bolsters your credibility.
Whether your case is one that can be resolved through insurance, or it has to go to trial, you will have to answer questions from the other side. One of the first things they will ask is if you continued your course of treatment with a specialist or physical therapist.
Being prepared — with the truth — will not only help the process move faster, but it will demonstrate that your injury is serious to you and you deserve compensation.
Contact us if you need assistance or have questions.
SCOTT L. WISS
LEVINE & WISS, PLLC