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So your accident happened. Whether it be a slip and fall, car accident, motorcycle accident, pedestrian accident, it happened and you are hurt. of course your next step is to have injuries treated. You have a doctor's appointment and would like some guidance on how to talk with them and what to say to them. Here are some tips:
1. Tell them the truth. Tell them the truth. Tell them the truth. Don't lie about your prior medical history. Don't lie about how the accident happened. Don't try to be a hero and say that nothing really hurts. Your ability to tell your physical exactly what your are feeling, the incidents or accident that you had before, and any prior condition that you have will be imperative to your case. As a personal injury attorney, I can usually work with whatever the truth is, but the moment you lie ... it damages your credibility. It is like throwing a pebble at a window. The entire window will come crashing down because of one small crack. So again TELL THE TRUTH.
2. Stick with your treatment. Only a physician can dictate what treatment you need. That is their job. Your lawyer has their job, your legal case. Your lawyer cannot tell you what treatment you should obtain or when to stop treatment. Your lawyer can only explain how starting treating, stoping treatment, doing a certain procedure may affect your case. I always tell my clients that I am their lawyer, not their treating physician, if they have a question regarding ongoing treatment, those questions have to be directed to your treating physician.
3. If you are in pain, go back to the doctor and tell them so. Many times, clients will finish a medical treatment and the doctor tells them to come back if they are in pain. But ... they never go back. This shows to the insurance company that you are now ALL better. There are no permanent injuries.
4. Tell you treating physician all the activities that you are no longer doing or have difficulty doing. Describe time, duration, etc.
5. Don't compartmentalize treatment. If you see you primary physician, tell them your complaints regarding your accident injuries. If you do not, the lawyers for the other side will try to insinuate that you are making up your injuries and only telling one doctor because it is only for the case. In truth many people will not tell another doctor about treatment with their specialist, etc. but when dealing with an accident case remember to keep all doctors informed of all treatment.