By Amy Singer, Ph.D., Diana Greninger and Kemberlee Bonnet
It is not uncommon in personal injury cases for the injured individual to delay seeking medical treatment after an incident. Why is that? The fact is that injured persons often do not experience symptoms of injury at the time of an incident, however much later, an injury related to the incident emerges. We refer to such injuries as “latent” injuries, an injury in which the onset of symptoms is delayed. As an attorney you must be able to recognize that jurors will most likely have an uninformed response, most likely negative, to the concept of latent injuries.