It’s important when you’re injured to treat consistently. This means: 1) get care soon after the accident; 2) get continuing care as prescribed; 3) follow doctor’s orders; 4) don’t miss appointments; 5) see a specialist if more generalized care is not fixing the problem within two or three months; 6) if a doctor releases you and says to report back for problems, report back for problems. Insurance companies and defense attorneys will always use gaps or problems in treatment against you.
Steve is the Managing Shareholder of Steven J. Klearman & Associates, a civil litigation law firm located in Reno, Nevada. He practices primarily in the areas of civil litigation and injury law, and has authored one of the definitive guides to Nevada civil law that is widely used by Nevada judges and attorneys, his book entitled Elements of Nevada Legal Theories.