After a collision, one of the most important things you can do is seek medical care. Seeing a doctor can help you build a claim, but more importantly, it enables you to seek treatment for the injuries you may sustain in the crash. Before you visit a doctor, you should know what to expect and the different things you should do during the process.
Record Your Diagnosis
Make sure you keep a record of whatever diagnosis the doctor gives you. Your doctor can attest to how severe your injuries are and your treatment options. The diagnosis can also attest to how long you may be out of work. Having a record of your diagnosis allows you to build your claim and strengthen your pursuit of compensation.
Fully Understand Your Treatment
If you have questions about the diagnosis or treatment, make sure you ask them. You want to have a complete understanding of how you can recover. It’s also essential to follow the treatment recommendation because insurance adjusters may use it against you if you don’t.
Some questions you may want to ask include:
- What is the extent of my injuries?
- Can I return to work?
- Do you know the cause of my injuries?
- Can I have a copy of my medical records?
- Will the treatment fully heal my damages, or may I endure long-term problems?
Provide Your Diagnosis to Your Legal Team
Once you have your diagnosis and treatment options, provide all information to your legal team. Having the right lawyer on your side can help you pursue the maximum compensation available to you. Medical records can prove to be vital pieces of evidence in your claim.
Our Monroe car accident attorneys at Parker Alexander work hard to help you understand your rights and options. We also care about your well-being and helping you recover after an accident. Let us be your guide through complex legal matters and pursue the most favorable outcome on your behalf.