Questions to Ask Your Accident Injury Doctor
Immediately following a car accident can be frenetic but it is critical to keep calm when you arrive at the hospital or doctor's office to receive medical treatment. Make sure your doctor knows that you have just been in a car accident. Knowing this information will improve their ability to treat you as well as develop any evidence that can be used for a personal injury case.
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There are certain questions you should be sure to ask your doctor even if you think you are not injured too badly:
What Is My Prognosis?
A prognosis is the medical opinion of a physician regarding the severity and longevity of your injuries. This question is especially relevant after a car accident because often the victims are in a state of shock, and may be a poor judge of their own physical and mental state. Even if you feel as if you have not sustained any serious injuries, you should still visit a doctor and tell them about the car accident. It could turn out later that you were in fact injured more severely than you thought. If you do decide to pursue a personal injury claim, you will have a record of your injuries from the treating doctor.
What Treatment Plan Is Recommended?
It is important to ask your doctor what type of treatment they believe will be the most beneficial for you. Some patients need pain management, surgery, physical therapy, medication, or chiropractic care. It is important not to refuse the treatment your doctor recommends especially if you are trying to have an insurance company pay for your medical treatment. They will often deny payment if they are aware of a patient denying recommended medical treatment. Your doctor will help determine what type of treatment is going to be best for your recovery.
Can I Return To Work?
Many people will try to go back to work too soon after sustaining an injury, so it is imperative to ask your doctor their recommendation regarding the matter. You do not want to aggravate your injury by working or engaging in any strenuous activity. If you are unable to return to work, your doctor can provide you with documentation to take to your employer explaining why it would be unsafe for you to return to work.
Car Accidents are one of the leading causes of personal injury in Georgia. At Arrowhead Clinics, through careful Chiropractic and medical care, we tailor our treatment plans to address your unique conditions, pain levels, and needs. We also provide the proper documentation of injuries, detailed narrative and daily reports that the insurance companies and attorneys need for the proper resolution of your claim.
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