How Can A Gap In Care Affect A Personal Injury Case?
It can be overcome, but it can be very problematic. If the person had an accident and treated for their injuries consistently for a few months but then all of a sudden did not treat for 6 months to a year, it would be understood they did not need the treatment or else they would have sought it out and received it. If they did not need the treatment during that time, the jury would consider whether something else could have happened during that time period, regardless of whether or not there was any evidence of it. The jury would have this question in the back of their mind when they consider why the person decided to get treatment a year later, or it might even be the mere fact that the person was getting ready to go to court which was why they went back for treatment. This is why it is so important to have consistency of care.