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Questions to Ask a Doctor After You’ve Been in a Car Accident

Car accidents occur frequently in Florida, causing serious injuries to the victims involved. Many people, especially those that experience a minor accident, might believe that they do not need medical treatment. However, they might later find out that their injuries are more severe than they expected. This is why a victim should never go without legal help after a collision.

Delaying treatment after a car accident can impact your life in many ways. Not only could it impact your health in negative ways, but it could also have a huge impact on your life as you attempt to obtain compensation for a variety of aspects. This is why it should always be a priority to see a doctor after a car accident and ask as many questions as possible so that you understand what you should do in your time of need.

What You Should Ask Your Doctor 

How will my injuries caused by the car accident affect my everyday life? If you are aware of the extent of your injuries, you will be able to better face them in the future. Your doctor will be able to explain the impact that your injuries could have on your life in the present and future. You should never skip a follow-up appointment because you might miss out on opportunities for treatment that could affect you for the future.

Will my injuries cause me health problems in the future and how should I prepare? Your injuries might be minor or they might be long-term and permanent. Unfortunately, some injuries such as brain injuries might have a lasting impact on your life and the way that you function. You want to be aware of the impact that an injury could have in the future and any treatment that you might be able to receive so that you can minimize your symptoms. 

How did the accident lead to my specific injuries? You know that the accident caused your injuries, but how? Perhaps you have a back injury due to the force of the collision. Your doctor can typically give you a definitive answer on how the accident actually caused your injuries and they could give you an expert opinion on what you can expect as far as compensation is concerned.

Will I soon be able to return to work? When you have been seriously injured in a car accident, it is important that you take time away from work. If you return to work too soon, this could aggravate your injuries and worsen them. If you need a specific time off from work, your doctor might be able to help you by writing you a letter. 

Can I receive copies of my medical records?  Obtaining medical records after an accident might not be as easy as it seems. You will need extensive documentation, which is why you should always try to receive a copy of your medical records. You can use them when you bring your claim in court.

How an Accident Attorney Can Assist You

At Sheftall & Associates, our dedicated and professional car accident attorneys are dedicated to helping you get the most out of your claim after you have received injuries in an accident. If you believe that a reckless driver has caused your accident, you should always speak with an attorney who is knowledgeable in many laws and can offer you the assistance you deserve. Please contact our accident attorneys at (904) 638-7712 to find out what legal options are available for you.