It is best to avoid significant gaps in treatment. A gap in treatment is a period of time in which you are not obtaining any medical care and treatment. A gap in excess of thirty (30) days typically will cause an insurance adjuster to question treatment which occurs after the thirty-day gap.
Consequently, we recommend that you obtain medical care and treatment for your injuries on a regular basis in order to avoid any gaps in treatment in excess of thirty days.
Sometimes, however, your doctor will schedule you for a sixty or ninety day follow up. As long as the gap in treatment can be explained medically, it should not be a problem. The problem occurs when there is no legitimate medical explanation for the gap.
Avoiding gaps in treatment will help us to obtain full and fair compensation for you at the time of settlement.
Written by: Robert D. Erney Esq.