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Personal Injury Timeline: Getting Medical Attention First


A personal injury case in Michigan is often looked at with the highest level of priority. This does not mean, however, that you should expect a quick resolution and disposition of your case. If you have a personal injury case and you want to know how long it will last, let us look at some of the factors that affect the timeline.

Here at Haque Legal, we do not make empty promises, we make results that last. So, what should you expect in terms of the timeline for the fulfillment of your case? Let us look at it.

Your Timeline Expectations

There are a lot of things that will not be under your control or the control of your lawyer. Keep in mind that while we are working and doing our best to fight for your rights, we also want to make sure that we do it the right way by following the procedural requirements.

With that, let Haque Legal set the expectations that you want to follow:

Always, Always Get Medical Attention First

Have reiterated time and again that you should always get medical attention first before doing any other thing. You get into an accident you will be checked out initially by the first responders but that is not the immediate medical attention that you want to present to the insurance company if the injury is something that came out hours or days after the accident.

Even if you think that you only have a small chance of being injured by the accident you need to get treated as soon as possible. Treatment such as going to the emergency room as well as making an appointment with a doctor is a step forward towards a positive direction that you would want to properly do to get the right kind of compensation.

What is the effect of not getting medical treatment immediately?

In a plethora of articles that we have written for our clients, we have reiterated the fact that not getting immediate medical attention means that you are opening yourself up to the fact that the insurance may not payout.

Keep in mind that some injuries are hidden and that it may take some time for them to come out but getting immediate medical treatment means that you will have a chance to get a doctor to see you and ensure that your injuries will get treated.

One of our favorite Grey’s Anatomy episodes is when the doctor made the mistake of not treating a train accident victim because she keeps talking to the phone and acts as if everything is okay. 

The episode shows a classic case. It is the perfect example of what you should not do after you have been in an accident. If you want to be able to get attention from the medical experts as well as attention from your insurance agent you need to take the situation seriously.

What documents do I keep to prove that I did seek immediate medical attention?

The medical bills that you have may be enough to show that you sought immediate medical attention.

What if the injury came later on, even if I got myself immediate medical attention?

If the injury came later on and you got yourself immediate medical attention after the accident, you should not worry. Is always a good idea to be able to tell the insurance adjuster your lawyer or the court that you have felt something related to the accident but it did not manifest itself later on. 

It would be the responsibility of your doctor or a medical professional to tell the court that indeed the injury that you got was checked but that such injury did not manifest itself until later on.

Haque Legal Has Your Back

Here at Haque Legal, we always have your back. Make sure that on your first free consultation we tell you everything that you need to know about your case as well as the cost and the expenses that would be associated with the filing of your case.

The consultation is free for the first time because we understand that you need to at least have that guidance coming from a reputable law firm and lawyer to assess your case. If you have a personal injury case and you need a lawyer to handle it you can always contact our law firm and we can talk about your situation and the best way that we can handle it especially in terms of the expenses.

Let Haque Legal Help You With Your Case

If you require a lawyer who can assist you with ensuring that you protect your rights, it is important to know that you also have a team that can help you out with your specific needs. 

Our law firm is dedicated to making sure that those who are innocent will be protected by the law and the full extent of justice will be used.


The article that you have read is based on general applications of the law. It is not legal advice and it is not to be construed as any legal consultation with the firm. No client-attorney relationship is created when you read the articles we have provided.

Let us help you out

If you need a lawyer to help you during your proceedings, call us immediately. If you have any problem with the law or are seeking justice and truth, our numbers are standing by to take your call.

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