After a car accident, you should always seek medical attention to ensure that you are uninjured. Your doctor will most likely provide you with directions to follow to help treat your injuries or prevent minor injuries from worsening. Even if you feel fine, it is important to follow these directions.
Your doctor is invested in your wellbeing, so it is important to remember that the directions they provide are meant to help you heal completely, and prevent further injury. Failing to follow your doctor’s instructions may mean that you won’t heal as fully or as quickly as you would have. You may also make minor injuries worse by ignoring your doctor’s orders.
In addition to your own health, insurance companies may look for signs that your injuries aren’t as severe as you had claimed. If you are not following your doctor’s instructions, the company may take this as evidence that your injuries are less serious than stated and may try to reduce the amount of compensation you are offered. If an insurance company can pay out less on your claim, they may try to undermine your claim and keep you from receiving the full amount you deserve.
It is important that you protect your claim, since you may receive less than you need to cover your medical expenses if you aren’t careful. Always follow your doctor’s directions, observe weight or activity limits, take medication as prescribed, and perform any exercises as instructed. In addition to following your doctor’s instructions, you also should get help from an experienced car accident lawyer, who can help you document the extent of your medical expenses and injuries. Your attorney can negotiate a satisfactory settlement and help you recover the compensation you need to pay for your expenses.
Bryan Caulfield understands how stressful your recovery can be. Car accidents often are painful and costly, which is why he is committed to ensuring his clients receive the compensation they deserve. An experienced Clearwater auto accident lawyer, Attorney Caulfield is ready to take on your case with caring, individual attention.
Contact the firm today to learn more. Call (727) 308-6060 and ask for Bryan to request a free consultation.