Your first thought should be on your physical health after a car accident. Immediately, you should begin the process of documenting your injury. Here are a few tips to keep track of your medical data in preparation for a personal injury claim.
First, visit a doctor as soon as you can. If you delay a doctor visit after an accident, the insurance company can use that information against you to deny your claim. You will want to communicate with your doctor openly, and inform them of any pains, bruises, or bumps that have occurred after your accident.
Talk to your doctor about your daily activities. If you experience pain and discomfort while completing your normal duties, let your doctor know and get documentation. These records are for your employer and for your claim. After your initial visit, keep all follow up appointments. This is very important. If your doctor recommends physical therapy to recover from your injuries, then attend every appointment and complete the treatment.
Throughout your treatment, be sure to save copies of all records and keep them in a safe place. You can present these records to your attorney, or you can use them if you are settling your own case. If you claim goes to trial, having good documentation will really help your case. Test results, X rays, and MRI’s are very powerful pieces of evidence for juries. If you present these types of medical evidence at trial, it will be very helpful for your case.
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