QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR DOCTOR AFTER AN ACCIDENT?
Posted on Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 at 11:19 pm
When you are injured in an accident caused by another person or entity, it is easy to become overwhelmed. You may be in severe pain and struggling to understand how these injuries are going to impact your life. In addition to the physical injuries and the emotional stress caused by the accident, you are also suffering financial losses, such as property damage, lost wages, and medical bills.
Our Sacramento accident attorneys can help. We can handle the insurance adjuster for you so that you can focus on your recovery. For a free legal consultation, call the Tiemann Law Firm (916) 999-9000. You can also reach a representative on our website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Discussing Your Injuries With Your Doctor
As you are going through your medical treatment, it is helpful to ask your doctor important questions about your injuries, recovery, and prognosis. The answers to these questions can help your Sacramento accident attorney as he investigates your case and prepares a demand for settlement.
Diagnosis and Extent of Injuries
It is crucial that you understand the extent of your injuries. You need to report all symptoms to your doctor as soon as possible because some injuries may not be immediately apparent following the accident. This is important to obtain a correct diagnosis and plan of treatment. It is also important because the type and severity of your injury, as well as the treatment plan and length of recovery, impacts your settlement demand.
Time Off Work
If your physician states you should not work during your recovery, request a written note to your employer stating very clearly the dates you are to be out of work and the reason. Make a copy of this note before you give it to your employer. You should ask your doctor about work if he does not bring up the subject. It may be tempting to return to work early; however, doing so could jeopardize your health and your accident claim. The insurance adjuster will argue your injury is worse because you failed to follow your doctor’s instructions.
As you progress through your treatment, your doctor will be able to give you a better idea whether you will recover fully from your injuries or if you will suffer permanent disabilities. This is important to know for your future medical and personal care and your accident claim. The value of your accident claim includes compensation for any future damages. In order to calculate future damages, we must have an accurate and detailed prognosis.
As you go through your medical treatment, keep all receipts, bills, invoices, and other evidence of your expenses related to the accident. Also, keep copies of all notes, statements, forms, and documents provided to you from all sources. We will request copies of medical records; however, you may have documents that are not included in your records. These documents could be very important for your case.
Call Our Sacramento Accident Attorneys For More Information
If you have been injured, we want to help. Our Sacramento accident attorneys have extensive experience handling claims for accident victims. Your first appointment is free. Call our office to schedule your case evaluation and free consultation.
Call the Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000 or contact us online to speak with one of our representatives 24/7.