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After a Car Accident, Help Your Doctor Help You

When seeking medical treatment after a car accident, it is very important that you provide your doctor with all of the information he or she needs to make a proper diagnosis and provide effective treatment. Following are some critical mistakes that clients make when seeking medical treatment. This information is not meant to serve as medical advice, but is offered from the perspective of an experienced car wreck attorney who has dealt with countless clients, doctors and insurance companies through the years.

Failing to explain the cause of the injury. It is important that your doctor knows how your injury occurred. Doctors keep very thorough records and will want to record all of the details of your injury. It is very important that you give your doctor a detailed and accurate description of the accident that caused your injuries.

Failing to include relevant medical history. Your doctor needs to know your complete medical history in order to effectively treat you. If you leave things out of your medical history, the other driver’s insurance company may also question your integrity, wondering why you left out certain details. In all cases, it is better to be open with your doctor about your medical conditions.

Exaggerating or Downplaying Symptoms. Your doctor needs to know what is wrong with you in order to help you. Doctors will use medical tests to verify that there is an actual condition related to the symptoms you report. If there is a discrepancy, the other driver’s insurance company may question why your symptoms do not match the doctor’s tests. It is always best to provide an honest and accurate picture of your problems to your doctor.

Over or under treating. If you are injured in a car accident, do not hesitate to seek medical treatment as you normally would. Delaying treatment or trying to get by with less will only hurt you in the long run and may adversely affect your settlement. But don’t overdo it by seeking treatment that you don’t actually need. The other driver’s insurance company will question your claim if you continue to seek treatment for months when the doctor thinks that you should have been fine after a couple of weeks.

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