Following a severe car accident, you should be sure to seek medical care to determine if you suffered any injuries and how severe they are. When you speak with a doctor, you should pay close attention to what you discuss. Below, our team will explain what you should discuss with your doctor, what you should avoid, and how to protect yourself.
Discuss Only Your Diagnosis and Treatment
When talking with your doctor, you should not discuss the details of your accident. The doctor can diagnose your injuries and potential causes, so you don’t want to talk too much about the situation. Instead, it’s vital to focus solely on your health.
Listen to everything your doctor has to say regarding treatment and taking care of yourself. You should truly understand your injury diagnosis and treatment options so that you can follow them correctly. Following them can protect your rights moving forward through the process.
Leave Legal Requests to Your Lawyer
When you need medical records and information for your case, you should be sure to leave requests to your lawyer. You can trust your legal team to ask questions about your health issues and how long you need to recover fully. The more you discuss your case with your doctor, the more it can potentially damage your claim.
Your attorney can handle the following:
- Requests for medical records, including current and pre-existing conditions.
- Requests for testimonies
- Requests for timelines regarding recovery
With the right information, you can file a strong claim to pursue compensation. Allowing your lawyer to help you is one of the most effective ways to safeguard your rights.
At 'Maggio | Thompson, LLP, we want to help you with the process. We know how you may be in a vulnerable situation. It’s our duty to protect you when it matters most, and you can trust our Jackson car accident attorneys to be there for you every step of the way.