What to do about continuing problems froman injury after an accident case has been closed?

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What to do about continuing problems froman injury after an accident case has been closed?

I was in an accident was in almost 18 months ago. I started to see a doctor for shoulder pain. I was then informed that the person that hit me may not have any insurance so I stopped seeing the doctor because as a college student I knew I couldnt pay for it myself. It turned out he did have direct insurance. The agents called and pressured me to say that I had stopped going to the doctor so they could close the case. I have since gone to a chiropractor and paid for it personally, but I am still in need of medical care. What are my options?

Asked on September 14, 2011 under Personal Injury, Florida

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

How horrible for you. You need to go and speak with a personal injury attorney a soon as you can - like yesterday.  You were obviously taken advantage of by the insurance adjusters here and I am fairly certain that in most states and jurisdictions that kind of behaviour is looked at by the court as unconscionable and that your rights have been compromised.  That could mean that you could in fact be able to continue treatment, etc.  And there are issues of your right to sue for the injuries as well.  Please go and get help.  Bring with you all your documentation as to treatment (or at least the names and addresses of the treating physicians, etc.) and any documents you signed for the insurance company. Good luck to you.


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