Posted on Friday, April 13th, 2018 at 12:03 am    

After a car accident, it is very important that you see your doctor as quickly as possible. In accidents that cause serious injuries, victims are usually transported directly to the emergency room. However, in minor car accidents, victims may refuse emergency medical services. In those cases, the victims need to be seen by a doctor.

Some injuries may not present symptoms immediately after an accident. However, it is important for your health and for a personal injury claim to see a doctor after any car accident. A delay in medical treatment can be used against you by the insurance company for the other driver. The company may claim that you were not injured in the accident because you did not see a doctor right away.

Questions You Should Ask Your Doctor

There are some questions that you should ask your doctor and relay that information to your personal injury attorney. Your attorney works closely with you and your doctor during your recovery to gather information for your personal injury claim.

Some of the information that is important to your recovery and your claim include:

  • Can I go back to work?
    Being out of work can be stressful. However, you do not want to return to work until your doctor releases you to do so. Returning to work too early can harm your health and jeopardize your injury claim. Keep your attorney updated as you receive information from your doctor regarding returning to work.
  • Do I have any restrictions?
    Depending on your injury, your doctor may give you instructions limiting your activities. For instance, you may not be able to lift over 10 pounds or perform certain household chores. Writing down all restrictions and limitations is important. Give the information to your attorney. Limitations and restrictions can help substantiate a claim for pain and suffering.
  • What is my treatment plan?
    Understanding your treatment plan is important. You should be informed about the potential risks and benefits of all treatment options so that you can make an informed decision about treatment options. Keep your attorney updated on any changes in your treatment plan, especially referrals to other doctors or specialists. Your attorney needs to request records and statements from all medical providers to include in your claim.
  • Will I have any permanent impairment?
    You do not want to file a personal injury claim until you have recovered fully from your injuries. However, in some cases, victims will not recover fully from injuries. Some people sustain permanent impairments or disabilities. In the case of a permanent disability, your attorney will include a demand for future damages. You may be entitled to compensation for future medical bills and loss of income. You may also be entitled to compensation for future pain and suffering.

Do You Need Sacramento Personal Injury Attorney?

If you have been injured in a car accident, it is crucial you seek medical attention. It is also important that you seek the advice of an experienced Sacramento car accident attorney. An attorney can guide you through the process of filing a claim and protect you from aggressive insurance adjusters who may try to settle your claim for less than it is worth.

For a free legal consultation with a Sacramento car accident lawyer, call The Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000 or visit our website.

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