After suffering an injury in a car accident, it is imperative to seek immediate medical attention – no matter how minor or serious your injury appears to be. In addition to protecting your health, your physician will also determine the full extent of your injuries and establish medical records. But when you visit your doctor, there are a variety of questions you need to ask that may benefit your personal injury claim.
The following are the important questions to ask your physician after a car accident:
- How were my injuries caused? Despite knowing that you suffered an injury in a car accident, you still need to determine exactly how your injuries were caused. Whether you hit your head on the steering wheel or sustain a back injury due to the speed of the at
- What is the full extent of my injuries? The more you understand the severity of your injury, the more likely you will focus on the recovery process. Also, determine how long you can expect to be in pain and if additional care is required.
- What are my future health concerns? Find out if you will experience any long-term health issues or side effects. Your physician may encourage you to see a physical therapist or other specialists to determine a care plan.
- When can I go back to work? In many cases, car accident victims need time away from the office or limit their duties to recover. Some car accident injuries – such as whiplash – are not always apparent until hours or days after the accident.
- May I have a copy of my medical records? Documentation of your injury is necessary to establish the severity of harm caused by the accident. While many doctors will freely give it to you, you may need to make a formal request.