It sounds so simple but so many people I interact with from Greenville, Anderson, Oconee, Seneca, Clemson, and the remainder of South Carolina, have a hard time understanding that lawyers are not doctors.
If you are hurt, hurting, in pain, or otherwise not in the same physical, mental, or emotional state you were in prior to some traumatic injury, or incident, then you should seek medical advice. Doing this simple act can help you on several fronts:
- This helps diagnose and assess your problems;
- This helps you get better; and
- This helps objectify and validate the change(s) in your condition.
Having grown up in the rural area of Prosperity, South Carolina and now working for people from similar areas of the state, the comment:
“I dont like going to the doctor. They are just going to give me medication and run up a lot of bills.”
is a comment I hear all too often. However, try telling that evil insurance company that you are hurt, hurting, in pain, or otherwise not in the same mental, physical, or emotional condition you were in before ____________. (fill in the blank-wreck, slip & fall, dog bite, injury at work, and/or negligent product).
Try figuring out a reasonable and fair amount to be compensated for your injury when you are the only voice or piece of evidence in your favor. Think that evil insurance company will believe you more or a disinterested third party that has no interest in the outcome?
I know, most times the evil insurance adjusters wouldn’t believe they were on fire if they saw their skin melting but you can only do your part as a reasonable person. Leave the insurance fighting to those that do it all the time and fight for your rights–trial lawyers, aka Trey Mills.