neck injury treatment due to an automobile accident

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neck injury treatment due to an automobile accident

I was hit from behind on 10/31/09 while stopped for a school bus. No damage was done to the vehicles; however, I did get a police report. I suffered a severe headache for a few days and then started experiencing neck pain. I contacted the at fault driver’s insurance and they told me to seek treatment and then they would file a claim. I was told I had whiplash and treatment lasted approximately five months. Now the insurance company is stating they will not pay the full amount of the bill because it took 10 days before I sought treatment. Can the validly do this?

Asked on May 11, 2009 under Accident Law, Georgia

Answers:

J.M.A., Member in Good Standing of the Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

I practice personal injury law.  Although you may not have damage to the car, your injuries that you claim are real.  You generally have 2 years to file a claim agianst the at fault driver.  I suggest hiring a lawyer that can send you to a doctor to determine you medical condition and place the at fault driver's insurance carrier on  notice of the claim and then file suit if the insurance company does not want to compensate you.  You do not have to put up with the insurance company's BS for lack of a better word.  Contact a lawyer in your area so that you can get compensated for your injuries.  The medical providers will hold off on collecting from you as they will be looking to get payment from the settlement of your lawsuit which should include payment of your meidcal bills.


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