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Ft. Lauderdale personal injury lawyer John M. Castellano tells you straight up: “When the doc asks you how you’re doing, don’t say, ‘I’m OK,’ if in fact you’re NOT, as the docs and nurses write down everything you say.”

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“Sounds simple enough, and yet it’s true that many people will routine and habitually say they’re ‘OK,’ just as a polite response, or because they don’t want to sound like a whiner or complainer. The problem with this rote response, is that the nurses and doctors will then write down, ‘patient states, ‘feeling OK,’ which will then be used against you LATER, when you legitimately claim to have truly injured and that you have been in pain all along. The medical records, which are critically important in your cause, will then be used by the opposition against you.” — Florida personal injury lawyer John Castellano

“If you are in pain right after an accident, do NOT decline emergency medical treatment, EMS services, ambulances and paramedics, or any transport to a hospital. First of all, these people are there to help you.” — Ft. Lauderdale personal injury attorney John Castellano

“Your injuries can and often do get worse as a result of neglect or lack of medical attention and treatment. You may not know the seriousness or extent of your injuries, given the reality that you may be in shock from the accident. The shock may mask more serious injuries. Wen you are no longer in shock or trauma from the accident, you will often experience increased and debilitating, real or severe pain. The best approach here: ‘When in doubt, check it out!'” — Florida car accident lawyer John Castellano

“From a case value standpoint, the delay in self-reporting of your symptoms will often appear as embellishment or exaggeration to insurance adjusters — who are not on your side generally in ANY event; and this may even appear to be contrivance and lies, when presented to jurors — if your case is not settled and you must take the case to trial; and ALL this BECAUSE you delayed reporting of your symptoms or declined emergency help, DESPITE the fact that you were genuinely, legitimately, seriously hurt! So, don’t decline help, period, and don’t say, ‘I’m OK,’ if you’re not.” — Ft. Lauderdale car accident attorney John Castellano

Call me anytime @ 954 766 8810 and I will answer any other question you may have, and I will help you. I am, always there for you and your family,

John Castellano

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About the Author:

John M. Castellano is a Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney who has helped thousands of clients throughout Florida. While building a reputation as a premiere Fort Lauderdale DUI attorney, Mr. Castellano has worked tirelessly to develop strategies to best protect the rights of those arrested for DUI in Broward, Dade and West Palm. However, Mr. Castellano is not just a drunk driving lawyer. He has been a successful domestic violence attorney, drug trafficking attorney, as well as all other Felony and Misdemeanor cases.

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