Anaheim, CA asked in Personal Injury for California

Q: CAN I HAVE A LEGAL CASE IF I WAS INJURED BUT DIDN’T SEEK MEDICAL TREATMENT?

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Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
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A: Generally, you are entitled to damages if you can prove that had recoverable damages as a result of the conduct of another. Not seeking medical treatment does not mean you were not injured however it is an indicator (which can be overcome) that your injury was minimal. I would contact a few injury/accident lawyers in your area to discuss the specifics of your matter----most provide a free consultation so take them up on it. Good luck.

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Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene
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  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: The usual way to prove injury is through medical records. You could establish it with people in your life who will testify that you were injured. Your employer possibly as well. But the issue is that it would not be a big case because you didn't seek medical treatment. You should consult with an attorney and if none will take your case you should consider small claims court.

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Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
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  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: YES.

YOU MUST FILE WITHIN 2 YRS OF THE ACCIDENT AND YOU WILL HAVE THE BURDEN OF PROOF OF SHOWING YOUR INJURIES AND LOSS OF EARNINGS

YOU ARE BEST ADVISED TO CONSULT WITH A LOCAL ATTY...........

IF YOU CAN'T FIND ONE I'LL GIVE YOU INFO ON LAW FIRM THAT USUALLY ACCEPTS DIFFICULT CASES.

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Brett Christopher Drouet
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Brett Christopher Drouet
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  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Yes, and you should contact an experienced attorney for a free consultation. I have had clients, who didn't obtain medical treatment for weeks or even months due to various reasons, including lack of resources or medical insurance, and we were able to guide them to obtain proper medical treatment and make recovery for their personal injuries.

If you were injured and still need medical treatment, there are many resources for you to obtain medical treatment. If you were injured and the injury has resolved, you still will likely need to get a healthcare provider to evaluate you to obtain a recovery for an injury under most circumstances.

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