If you’ve been injured in a car accident, it’s important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. While you’re with the doctor, don’t be afraid to speak up and ask questions about your condition. Here’s a look at some of the best questions to ask a doctor after a car accident:
Is it safe to work with these injuries?
Explain what you do for a living and then ask the doctor if it’s safe for you to work while you recover. If the doctor believes it’s best to take time off of work, make sure to get this in writing.
How did the injury occur?
The at-fault party’s insurance company may try to argue that the injury was not sustained in the crash. To avoid this problem, it helps to ask the doctor how he believes the injury occurred. For example, a doctor may explain that you suffered a concussion because the force of the collision caused your head to jerk violently back and forth. Having this type of explanation in writing can make it easier to recover compensation in your personal injury case.
Should I return for a follow-up visit?
You should also ask your doctor if it is necessary to return for a follow-up visit. Most doctors ask their patients to return in several weeks so they can check on the patient’s recovery. If you do not need to return, find out when you should expect to see an improvement in your condition. This way, you will know to make another appointment with the doctor if you do not see an improvement by this time.
Do I need to make any changes to my lifestyle during my recovery?
Depending on the type of injury, the doctor may suggest you make several changes to your lifestyle while you recover. For example, people who have sustained a concussion may be told to avoid physical activity until their doctor has cleared them. If you have a back injury, the doctor may recommend not lifting anything for several weeks. It’s important to understand these limitations so you don’t accidentally reinjure yourself.
Have you been injured in a car accident? Seeking medical attention should be your first priority, but the next item on your to-do list should be calling Reisch Law Firm. Our personal injury attorneys will fight tirelessly to recover the compensation you deserve. Schedule a free consultation today by calling 303-291-0555 or filling out this online form.