Over the last week, I have had been contacted twice by current clients and one potential clients about difficulties in obtaining required health care. If an accident victim does not obtain medical treatment, the defense argues that he has "failed to mitigate his damages" and, therefore, should receive less compensation.
When presented with questions like this, my strongest advice to clients is that "their number one job is to get better" which means making all medical appointments and seeking out doctors who can address their health complaints.
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