After a car crash, it’s vital to seek medical care. You want to ensure you see a doctor about your injuries so that you can begin treatment. You also want to receive a medical record that helps you file a claim. However, you should be aware that there are dangers to be aware of when speaking with a doctor so that you don’t sabotage your case.
Below, we will detail some of the mistakes you need to avoid when speaking with your doctor.
Discussing Your Case
You shouldn’t discuss your case with your doctor or ask that they testify on your behalf. You should focus solely on your recovery. If your doctor’s testimony is critical to the results of your case, your lawyer should be the one to discuss the specifics with them.
Not Disclosing All Injuries
When you speak with your doctor, be sure to disclose all of your injuries. You never want to leave out anything you may be feeling, even if you have a pre-existing injury. Your doctor can help diagnose the injuries you sustained in the crash compared to damages that you may have already had prior to your collision.
Not Listening to Their Treatment Instructions
Once your doctor diagnoses your injuries, they will provide you with a treatment plan to start your recovery. It’s vital to listen to what they say. Insurance adjusters also look at what you do during your recovery, so if you deviate from the plan, they may try to use this against you.
Our Cleveland car accident attorneys are here to help you! If you suffer an injury in a severe crash, our team at Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP will work to seek the maximum compensation available for your damages. Let us help you seek results when they matter most. We’re ready to fight on your behalf.