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Working With Your Doctor After a Car Accident

After a car accident, or any accident in which you have suffered an injury, it’s important to have a good working relationship with your doctor. Your doctor has a key role in determining how much compensation you receive as well as how fast and fully you recover from your injuries. Here are tips to maintaining a good working relationship with your doctor after an accident.
  • Tell your doctor about all your injuries.

    Your doctor will make notes of your injuries, and these notes can show an insurance company or court the full extent of them. If you don’t tell your doctor about problems, any claim you make for them may be doubted. Also, by telling your doctor about problems when you experience them, they can be treated sooner and you can recover faster.

  • Follow instructions.

    Accident victims have a duty to minimize their losses. So if you disobey your doctor — like if you ignore instructions to rest for a week — this can lower the compensation you receive.

  • Keep appointments.

    If you miss appointments, this tells a court or insurer that your problems aren’t as bad as you claim them to be.

Your doctor is vital in helping you recover from your accident and showing the extent of your injuries. Following these tips will help you get better faster and help you obtain the maximum compensation.

If you have been injured in an accident, call Schottenstein Law Offices (614) 467-8474. We handle all types of personal injury cases, and we will fight to get you the maximum recovery that you deserve.