Telling Your Doctor Everything After an Accident

Injuries that result from accidents can be very serious. Individuals who are involved in a vehicle accident, work injury accident, or any other type of accident could also suffer from multiple injuries.

Documenting Injuries

After an accident, some injuries are immediately apparent. It is always imperative to see your doctor or to visit the emergency room as soon as possible. But, some injuries that you may sustain in an accident may not become apparent until later on.

Whether it is ongoing back pain or a worsening symptom, you have to notify your doctor. If you are going to pursue a personal injury claim, you must make sure that your doctor is aware of all your symptoms. Your medical records must reflect that of the injuries that you are claiming to have.

Medical records are often brought up in court, so if your medical records do not prove that you have had certain symptoms or injuries; it is very difficult for your lawyer to argue them in court.

 Communicating with your Doctor

If your doctor has certain instructions or recommendations to help with your recovery, you MUST make sure that you follow all of them. Doing so will show that you have done everything in your power to help your symptoms subside and to recover from your injuries. If you fail to take the proper measures to recover and this is brought to light in court, your personal injury claim could be in jeopardy.

If your doctors or therapists have questions about your personal injury claim or lawsuit as you go through the treatment process, direct them to speak with your lawyer. The attorneys at our office believe in open lines of communication. This is essential for our clients to not only recover from their injuries, but also to receive the settlement that they deserve.

If you have been injured in an accident and wish to seek compensation, call our Ohio accident lawyers at 800.637.8170. We give free case evaluations over the phone and can answer any questions that you have related to your case.

For more information, visit the Reports page of our website. This has multiple resources that our clients can utilize for free. Order a copy of one of our easy-to-understand legal books to help guide you through the personal injury claims process.

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