The Law Firm of Chaile Allen, PLLC
Chaile Allen
March 8, 2024

Does Refusing Medical Treatment Affect a Personal Injury Claim?

If you have suffered injuries in an accident through no fault of your own, you may feel fine and refuse medical attention. While you have the right to do this, it can impact your case, as insurance companies look for any reason to undervalue or deny your claim. At The Law Firm of Chaile Allen, we understand the importance of seeking medical attention and insurance adjusters’ tactics to lowball you. Therefore, you can trust us to guide you through the legal process and help you make the best decisions for your future.

With our 15 years of experience as a small, local firm, we have the connections, resources, and knowledge needed to take on your claim. Chaile Allen takes a personalized, hands-on approach, creating a plan tailored to your needs that significantly increases your chance of achieving maximum compensation. We provide top-notch comprehensive services that allow you to focus on recovery while we fight for your rights and hold the negligent party accountable.

Do You Have the Right to Refuse Treatment in Texas?

The Texas Administrative Code outlines individual medical rights every facility must follow. These rights include the following:

  • The right to considerate and respectful care, including spiritual and cultural beliefs
  • The right to accept and refuse treatment and be informed of the medical consequences of doing so

This means you have the right to refuse medical treatment after suffering a personal injury for personal, spiritual, or cultural reasons. Additionally, you have the right to make decisions under informed consent, meaning you must be aware of your medical treatment details before receiving it. 

Whether you refused medical treatment due to an underestimation of your injuries or on religious grounds, it’s crucial to contact The Law Firm of Chaile Allen to determine the best path forward in securing a fair settlement.

How Could Refusing Medical Treat Affect Your Texas Personal Injury Claim?

While Texas law gives you the right to refuse medical treatment after suffering a personal injury, doing so may negatively affect your claim. Even if you feel fine, a medical professional can identify any underlying issues that would not show symptoms right away. Additionally, seeking this attention creates a medical record of your injuries, which is a key piece of evidence in your claim.

Without a medical record of your injuries soon after the accident, it can be challenging to prove they were a direct result of the accident and the liable party’s negligence. This can result in insurance companies devaluing your claim and eliminating medical bills and other damages from your compensation. If you initially refuse medical treatment at the scene of the accident, seeing a doctor as soon as possible can help connect the incident and your injuries to strengthen your claim and start your recovery.

Schedule a Free Consultation With The Law Firm of Chaile Allen Today

The aftermath of suffering a personal injury due to someone else’s negligence can be overwhelming, and you may not know if refusing to seek medical treatment after an accident can impact your ability to receive compensation. It’s essential to prioritize your well-being and create a medical record containing information about your injuries to build a strong claim that proves fault and your damages. The Law Firm of Chaile Allen encourages you to strongly consider seeing a medical professional after sustaining a personal injury.

Chaile Allen understands the stress of suffering personal injuries, so with our support and communication, you don’t have to handle the legal process alone. We work with you from the beginning to help you understand the best path forward to achieve the compensation you deserve. With our compassion and unwavering advocacy, you can rely on us to fight for your rights and a fair settlement. Give us a call at (325) 670-9282 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation.


Chaile Allen, Attorney

March 8, 2024

Chaile Allen, the founder and managing attorney of her law firm, specializes in personal injury litigation with deep roots in West Texas. With a wealth of experience, she provides personalized and compassionate legal representation, ensuring her clients receive the justice and compensation they deserve. Her strong reputation is built on successful outcomes and referrals from highly satisfied clients and community leaders.