Danger of Delaying Medical Care After Car Accident

Boston residents are injured in car accidents that happen in Massachusetts every day. Following a car accident in Boston, you should report the accident to your insurance company and file an operator’s report. And if you are injured in a Boston car accident, you should seek immediate medical attention for your personal injuries. The attorneys at the Boston Law Office of Neil Burns can help you file a claim and maximize your recovery if you are injured in an accident through no fault of your own.

In a case involving a motor vehicle accident in January 2005, the plaintiff claims that her rear end collision caused her personal injuries. However, the following factors indicated to the court that the insurance company was off the hook: there was minimal damage to the car (always an insurance company favorite), no one claimed injury at the scene, she first sought medical attention for her injuries five months after the accident, and, that was the first time that Commerce Insurance Company learned of the accident.
The Court found for Commerce Insurance Company because liability against it’s insured driver was not reasonably clear. We have found that, in general, the more time that passes between an accident and resulting injury, and seeking medical attention in relation thereto, the more difficult is becomes with respect to liability proving the relationship between the accident and the injuries.