Posted on:Aug 20, 2023

Tips for Discussing Your Personal Injury Case With Your Doctor

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After a car accident, slip and fall, workplace accident, burn, or other personal injury, you will want to ensure your expenses are taken care of. This means taking the proper steps, such as seeing a doctor. 

There are many good reasons to see a doctor. You can address the pain right away before it gets worse and harder to treat. Even if you do not have pain, it is a good idea to get checked out, just in case. Seeing a doctor can also help your insurance claim. The longer you wait to seek medical treatment, the more likely the insurance company will deny your claim. It will claim that you did not seek medical treatment in a reasonable amount of time. Seeing a doctor will also give you the evidence you need, such as medical records and doctors’ statements, to prove your claim and get the compensation you deserve.

However, you need to know how to communicate with your doctor. If you lie or withhold information about the injury, it will only make matters worse. Here are some tips for discussing your personal injury case with your doctor. 

Be Specific

It does not help to be vague about your injury. Be honest about what happened and how you feel. Where does it hurt? Does anything make it hurt more or less? How were you functioning before the accident, and how has that changed? If your doctor asks about your medical history, provide them with the necessary details. 

Get Detailed Answers

As you go through treatment, the expectation is that you will get better. However, if something is not working, be sure to let your doctor know and ask them why you are not improving. Do not let them tell you that “it just takes time.” Ask your doctor for specifics and get answers about what you will need to get better. Sometimes it takes a different medication or treatment option to get results. 

Ask the Right Questions

An injury can change your life in many ways. You want to be informed about what is going on and what your future will look like. Therefore, you need to ask the right questions, such as:

  • What is my prognosis? 
  • Will I fully recover?
  • Will I need future medical treatment?
  • When can I return to work?

These are important questions to ask because while it is good to take injuries one day at a time, you do want to know what to expect. You need to plan for the future, whether that means more treatment or not being able to work ever again.

Contact Us Today

After suffering a personal injury, it is a good idea to see a doctor. A doctor can help your case in many ways and serve as an important witness to help you get full and fair compensation.

An Arizona personal injury lawyer from Saavedra Law Firm can help you get the evidence you need to prove negligence and injuries after an accident. To schedule a free consultation, call (602) 753-8917 or fill out the online form.

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