Many factors come into play in personal injury cases. One of those factors is the time difference from the date of injury and start of treatment. One of the components of any personal injury case, whether it is a car accident, slip and fall, dog bite, construction site accident, or burn injury, is that the victim is injured. So naturally, the injured victim needs to get treated by a health care professional.
Many times, clients come to me and say "I didn't go to see anyone because I can't afford the treatment", or "I don't have insurance", or "I don't have time", or "my work schedule is too hectic to allow me to see a doctor or a chiroprator." Unfortunately, these are not excuses that will help you feel better physically and are not excuses that will help your injury case if you choose to proceed with one.
Early treatment is important because it will speed up your healing process and you start to amend sooner. Additionally, early treatment helps your case should you choose to proceed with a personal injury claim.
Often times, I hear insurance companies and/or defense attorney argue "If your client was really injured, he/she would have seen someone sooner, i.e. start treating sooner. He/she would have found a way."
If you have been injured in an accident or anyother type of personal injury incident, you should consult with an attorney immediately. Most attorneys can refer you to a health care provider who can treat you on a lien basis, which means that you do not have to pay the health care provider until your case has resolved.