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Talking to Your Doctors About Accident Injuries

When you have been injured in an accident, getting proper medical treatment is going to be critical. It is going to be essential for your physical recovery. It is going to be of key importance to support any personal injury claim you bring. In order to help ensure you receive the proper medical care and you are fully compensated for all of your accident injuries, however, it is crucial for you to effectively communicate with your treating physicians.

Talking to Your Doctors About Accident Injuries 

Effective communication with your doctors about your accident injuries will dictate whether you receive the treatment you need to help resolve your accident injuries. It will also help ensure that you are properly compensated for the full extent of your injuries. This means that one of the most important things you should remember when talking to your doctor about your accident injuries is to be forthright and comprehensive. A stiff upper lip when talking about your injuries is rarely helpful. Trying to tough it out as opposed to being forthcoming about the pain and symptoms you may be experiencing will not serve your health or your accident injury claim well. Be clear about what you are feeling. This will help your doctor effectively treat you. It will also mean your injuries and the impacts of those injuries will be properly documented in your medical records which will be vital evidence to support your injury claim.

While candor is important, brevity is as well. Be clear and comprehensive in describing your injuries to your doctor, but avoid going on and on. Keeping things concise will help your doctor, nurses, and other treating medical professionals to more effectively take notes on what you are saying. With a flood of words all at once, it can be difficult to cut those notes down to the essentials. Lengthy discourse on your accident injuries can also end up with potentially conflicting statements you may have previously made. Keep things short and to the point.

Talking to your doctor is important and the importance of this communication is a two way street. Listen to your doctor and other medical professionals. If follow-up care is recommended, comply with this recommendation. This is also critical to recovering from your accident injuries as well as being important in supporting your claim for compensation for harm suffered as a result of the accident.

Philadelphia Personal Injury Attorneys

Doctors can be intimidating. You may feel like there are certain symptoms you are experiencing that are not worth mentioning. Let your doctor determine that. It is part of their job to do so and giving them the full picture of your injuries and how they have impacted your life is important to securing effective treatment. Let your doctors help you recover your health and let the trusted personal injury team at Cooper, Schall & Levy help pursue your right to recover full and fair compensation for your injuries.  Contact us today.