When someone is critically injured in an accident, it is paramount that they seek medical attention and closely follow their doctor’s directions. Please continue reading to learn more about why you must listen to your doctor after an injury and how our Jacksonville personal injury attorneys can help you through the claims process if you’ve been wrongfully injured.
Why You Need to Listen to Your Doctor After an Injury
There are several reasons why you must listen to your doctor’s advice after sustaining a serious injury, especially if the injury was caused by the negligence of another. They are as follows:
- Your doctor knows what’s best for you. First and foremost, your doctor is a medical professional who understands your injury, has most likely treated identical or very similar injuries in the past, and can apply that knowledge and experience to your specific injury. Your doctor is looking out for your best interests and can help you recover from your injury as quickly as possible.
- Your doctor will keep track of how long it takes you to recover. As you recover from your injury through rehabilitation, or by simply taking it easy and not doing any exercise or yardwork for a certain period of time, your doctor can document exactly how long it takes for your injury to heal completely. This will also help you keep track of how long you’ve missed work, the cost of medical bills, and more. If you ignore your doctor’s advice and re-aggravate your injury, it will not only set you back physically, but it will also be more difficult to ascertain exactly how long your initial injury would have taken to heal, had you followed his or her advice.
- Seeking medical treatment can bolster your personal injury claim. When someone is hurt in an accident caused by another party’s negligence, they will often seek compensation to help them heal. However, if you do not take action to have your injuries treated appropriately, insurance companies will most likely claim that you are not truly injured. By seeing a doctor, your injuries, and the extent to which they have impacted your life financially, physically, and otherwise, will be well-documented.
If you have any further questions or you believe you have a valid personal injury claim, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our experienced Jacksonville personal injury attorneys today.
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