In a personal injury case, your attorney may refer you to a specific doctor. Learn how to decide if you should follow this advice.When handling your personal injury case, do everything you can to avoid this simple mistake. You may be put in a position where your personal injury attorney is pushing you to go see a doctor that they say is “the best." This may seem like a friendly referral, but there’s always a chance that this could be for their own personal reasons! Your car wreck might’ve been bad, but now this could really make things take a nasty turn.

If you want your case to hold some level of legitimacy if it goes to trial, you need to be extra careful in following this advice. Insurance companies are watching you, and odds are they know much more than you would think they do! Your personal injury attorney may think he’s being sneaky by sending you to “his guy” and setting up the pitch for a home run (to his bank account!) but he may also be closing your case essentially before it even begins.

This is what personal injury attorney Ben Glass usually describes as “The Kiss Of Death”. There’s a great chance that this will sink your Virginia personal injury case, leaving you no chance to swim!

This is a deadly pitfall, and it’s sad that a lot of doctor-lawyer relationships like this exist. The responsibility is your own to avoid this! These referral relationships definitely tend to discredit you and your attorney if you end up going to trial.

Do yourself a favor – find your OWN doctor, be it through research, or through a friend other than your attorney. In the meantime, I suggest you check out our free consumer guide The Five Deadly Sins That Can Wreck Your Injury Claim which will help you with some of your more pressing questions regarding your personal injury case.

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Ben Glass is a nationally recognized car accident and ERISA disability attorney in Fairfax, VA.