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Should i see a doctor after being hit by another car?

When you are injured in a car accident it is important to get evaluated by a medical professional immediately.  Even if you are initially experiencing minimal pain symptoms, a full evaluation will help ensure that there is no permanent damage to your health.  Often times, your symptoms will progressively worsen over the days following the car accident.  Do not attempt to suffer through the pain in hopes that it will simply get better on its own.  If you are injured, you need treatment early on to increase the chances of a full recovery and also lessen the length of treatment overall.  Insurance companies will use any delays in seeking treatment as evidence to minimize you injuries, or assert you were not injured at all.  Once you begin treatment, it is important to follow all of the instructions and advice from your treating practitioner(s).  This includes informing your treatment providers of all the symptoms that you are experiencing on a given day.  It is a good idea to maintain a journal throughout your recovery to document symptoms and progress.  Be present and punctual for all appointments as any missed appointments will be documented.  Avoid any significant “gaps in treatment,” meaning periods of time where there is no treatment at all.  Again, the insurance company will take this as evidence that your injuries were nonexistent or so minor that you did not need treatment and the effect will be to devalue your case.  We all have life emergencies or periods of time where attending a doctor’s appointment will be impossible; for example, a death in the family or serious illness.  If this is the case, document your reasons for being unable to make the treatment session(s) and inform your doctor/provider why you are unavailable.  It is important to resume and maintain a consistent treatment plan on your road to recovery.  

Categories: Personal Injury

Posted By Park Chenaur on July 22, 2010 01:10 pm | Permalink 
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