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What Kind of Questions Should I Ask My Doctor After an Accident?

What Kind of Questions Should I Ask My Doctor After an Accident?

After being involved in an accident, one of your first priorities should be to visit a doctor as soon as possible. You might not feel like you sustained any injuries, but symptoms do not always become apparent in the hours or days following an accident. To ensure your injuries do not worsen, see a doctor. Doing so will also create a paper trail of evidence to support your personal injury claim, so you can pursue compensation for the losses associated with the accident.

During Your Visit

It is important to take a proactive approach to your health and your personal injury claim, so make sure to ask the right questions during your visit to the doctor.

Here are some of the questions you should remember to ask your doctor:

  • What type of injuries do I have: Although this should be information your doctor should provide without being prompted, some doctor forego getting deep into the details of a patient’s injury and simply begin talking about treatment. Ask your doctor to explain all of your injuries to you and do not be afraid to ask questions.
  • Will my injuries cause any future health complications: You can be compensated for both past and future medical expenses, so be sure to ask your doctor if your injuries might cause you any future health complications that will require ongoing medical care.
  • How long will the pain last: Pain and suffering are non-economic damages for which you can receive compensation, so this is an important question to ask. The longer the pain lasts, the greater the potential is for a more substantial settlement.
  • When can I return to work: Some injuries are so severe that victims cannot are unable to work. Find out how much time you will need to spend recovering before you are able to return to work. Your doctor’s opinion will hold a lot of weight in court.

Lastly, make sure you obtain copies of your medical records. They will serve as crucial evidence in your personal injury case. It will also give your attorney the perfect head start, so you can begin building a solid case for your claim. If your doctor does not have all the answers you need during your first visit, you might learn more about your injuries during your follow-up visits. Keep asking questions and secure copies of all of your medical visits and treatment.

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney Today!

At Christian & Christian, our personal injury attorneys are committed to providing exceptional legal services to those who have been wrongfully injured. Our team has nearly 100 years of combined legal experience and will do what it takes to secure justice and compensation on your behalf. You should not pay for an accident that was not your fault. Let our team be your voice inside or outside of court.

Call our office today at (864) 408-8890 to schedule a free consultation to discuss the details of your case.


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