What if I did not go to the doctor right away – will the Jury think I am lying?
The Insurance company lawyers may certainly try to convince Jurors that you were not badly hurt if you did not go to the emergency room. This is a common defense strategy. We believe that most Jurors understand that many people don’t go straight to the emergency room or to the doctor because they cannot afford the high cost of medical care. Others don’t go because they don’t like doctors or hospitals and are hoping that they will feel better in a day or two. Still others do not hurt badly at the scene of an accident. It is not uncommon for accident victims to say they are “fine” at the scene of the accident (no one likes a complainer), only to feel much worse hours or days later.