Dealing with Doctors After a Car Accident
Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Aug 04, 2015 in Auto Accidents
After a car accident, especially if you are in a lot of pain, you likely want to get in and out of the doctor's office and back home where you are able to rest. But during the rush of everything that happens after an accident - talking with the police and other parties involved - it can be difficult to remember just what to do when dealing with doctors after an accident.
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There are several things to keep in mind when visiting the doctor after an accident.
First and foremost, do not delay medical treatment. Even if you don't think you are injured, you should see a doctor. Injuries can often manifest under the surface and the more time than lapses between the accident and when you seek medical treatment, the more leeway insurance companies have in denying or diminishing your claim.
While your doctor means well, when he or she offers legal advice, remember that your doctor is not your lawyer. It's important to listen to their medical advice, but leave the legal advice to your lawyer.
If your doctor says you may miss time from work, be sure he or she knows what you do for a living. Someone who works in an office can usually go back to work sooner than someone who operates heavy machinery or works construction.
Even when you feel better, keep up with your appointments. It is important to continue treatment even when you think you may be healed. Doctors know best, and if they recommend four weeks of treatment, do not quit after two.
Insurance companies look for records. It's important to keep your own records from the doctor's office to double check or correct mistakes.
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