Lets say you get in an accident. At the time, you may not believe you are injured. However, you may then develop pain. What happens if you have a “gap” or break before you begin treating?You may have a pretty good size gap in treatment. This gap will cause the insurance company to deny your claim or make you go through the litigation process to resolve your case. The insurance company generally views a gap in treatment negatively. There may be all types of reasons you have a gap in treatment. It could be due to a family emergency, work, or some other issue. However, sometimes, it is a result of someone not being as injured as they thought. They skip a few appointments and then, all of a sudden, they have a 6 or 8 week gap in treatment. When this happens, you can understand why the insurance company may look dimly on this. The moral of this tale: after an accident, go to the doctor even if it is just for a checkup. Go to all of your future appointments and do your best not to miss appointments. It is in your best interest.