If you have been injured in an accident, you should seek medical attention right away. Not only is this important for you to receive treatment and recover, but it is also important if you decide to pursue a personal injury claim. There are several things you should ask your doctor during your first visit. Understanding the extent of your injuries and how they will affect you—physically, emotionally and financially—is important to your case.
Here are some questions you should ask your doctor after an accident:
What are the extent of my injuries? Knowing the facts about your injury will help you get the treatment you need. It will also help you determine whether to file a personal injury claim.
How will my injuries affect my life? If the doctor says you will have to stop working for a while, that will definitely affect your case. You should also seek advice for what activities you will need to stop or modify while you are in treatment to prevent further injury.
How were my injuries caused? Seek your doctor’s opinion on how the injuries occurred. Was the other vehicle’s speed a factor? Did that contribute to a concussion or whiplash? The insurance company will want to rule out the possibility that your injuries were not caused by the accident. Thus, your doctor’s opinion is important in this regard.
Am I at risk for future health concerns? If there are long-term effects from your accident, it is helpful to know that right away. That way you can set up a treatment plan to help you recover, as well as minimize any future health problems.
May I have a copy of my medical records? You will need to keep thorough records of all the medical treatment you receive after your accident. This is important for proving your injuries to the insurance company, or to a jury, should your case go to trial.
“Your doctor’s opinion and advice are very important not only to your recovery, but also to the success of your personal injury case,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.
Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today at (760) 777-7777 for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.
DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.
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