Why Auto Accident Victims Need to Listen to Their Doctors
If you have been injured in an accident, one of the first things you should do is seek medical treatment from a doctor. The progression we always recommend should consist of consulting a physician and following through with the prescribed treatment to ensure you get better. The following items are instrumental in the overall success of the healing process:
- Make sure you are maintaining a meaningful dialogue with your doctor(s). You must accurately convey how you are feeling and what you are experiencing in order for the doctor(s) to give you the best course of treatment.
- Follow your “doctor’s orders.” Listen carefully to ensure you understand the prescribed treatment.
- Do not try to save a few dollars by skipping appointments or failing to fill and take prescribed medications.
If you skip any of these steps or cut corners, not only can this hinder your recovery, it can also be a deterrent in getting the best possible outcome to your case. Injuries without documented medical support never win. Accident victims that seek treatment and follow the advice of their physicians, to the letter, almost always have a positive outcome.
Insurance companies and defense lawyers will argue that you did not believe your injuries were as severe as your doctor(s) thought or that you exaggerated your pain to your doctor(s) if you do not seek and maintain the doctor’s prescribed course of action. They can argue that your pain could have been alleviated if you had taken all reasonable measures to minimize it. In the end, they will argue that “your pain is your fault.”
Our goal at McDivitt is to ensure that we meet all our clients’ needs, and seeking a physician’s care and working towards recovery is one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your case. If you are concerned about affordability of medical treatment or prescriptions, we can work with you and offer solutions.
To find out more about the relationship with your doctor(s) after an accident, contact one of the experienced Colorado Personal Injury Lawyers at McDivitt Law Firm. You may reach us toll free at (877) 846-4878, or fill out a free consultation form. Your initial consultation is absolutely free, and you don’t owe us any fee until we collect money for you.Back to the Blog