After a Herndon car accident and injury, every accident victim has the same priority—fully recovering. Being a great patient and complying with your doctor is the best way to accomplish two different goals: recovering as quickly and fully from your car crash as possible and recovering the compensation you deserve from the at-fault party.
How can you strive to be the ideal patient after a Virginia car accident?
- Report all of your symptoms. Be open and honest with your doctor. Don’t play down any symptoms or neglect to share signs of serious injury (especially head injuries or symptoms of mental health issues like depression). Also, don’t exaggerate your symptoms. Finally, be sure to report if a treatment is or is not working for you. If you are candid with your doctor, you will get optimal results.
- Be engaged and ask questions. When it comes to medicine, treatment, and your health, no question is a dumb question. Be engaged during your appointments, take notes, and don’t be afraid to ask for more information or a more in-depth explanation.
- Follow doctor’s orders. Above all, comply with your doctor’s orders. This includes regularly taking any prescriptions you are given, regularly attending any therapy sessions scheduled, and listening to your physician when she suggests rest, dietary changes, or other lifestyle changes.
- Work hard to get better. It’s easy to be passive or to wallow in your injury. Be an active participant in your health and your recovery and don’t give up.
Do you believe that your Herndon traffic accident was the result of someone else’s negligence? Or are you looking for the assistance of an attorney for your personal injury case? Call Ben Glass today to request a free legal guide or to speak to an experienced lawyer about your possible claim: (703) 584-7277.