While driving in Surfside Beach on Glenn's Bay Road, another driver failed to yield the right of way and pulled out in front of our client, causing an accident. The damage to the vehicles was extensive and the victim was taken to the Emergency Room via ambulance.
At the hospital, he complained of pain in his cervical spine (neck), thoracic spine (upper back), as well as his lumbar spine (lower back.) Our client had several orthopedic visits and physical therapy sessions to heal the disk bulge in his lumbar spine that was found.
While appointments were set up for the client through a healthcare company to ensure the treatment he needed, challenges were presented when the client missed multiple appointments and created a gap in his treatment history. This gap in treatment and missed appointments made it more difficult to prove the severity of his injuries. Despite the gap and missed appointments, Accident Attorney Kevin Mulet evaluated the injuries sustained in the accident, as well as the severe damage to the vehicle and was able to settle with the insurance company and cover his medical bills.
As a client, it is important to seek medical treatment when you need it and to not miss appointments. Insurance companies look for any reason to dispute a claim and missing appointments could be perceived as not needing care or not being as injured as once believed.
If you are having trouble getting into a doctor's office for care because of an auto accident or need to make sure your medical bills will be paid for by the at-fault party, contact Accident Attorneys at The Derrick Law Firm for a free consultation.
Voted Best Attorney by the readers of the Myrtle Beach Herald and the Horry Independent, The Derrick Law Firm works to obtain the full value of your case, outwork their opponents, and treat you like family along the way.
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