The Importance of Taking Your Doctor’s Advice After an Injury

Apr 1, 2021 - Personal Injury

There are few things worse than being involved in an accident that causes you to sustain a serious injury, especially if the accident simply was not your fault. Unfortunately, this is something that happens every single day throughout the state of Florida, and if you’ve been injured in an accident, either while on the road or otherwise, it is critical that you receive immediate medical treatment, and from there, that you take all of your doctor’s advice. Not only can taking your doctor’s advice help to ensure that you recover properly, but it may also help you prove a future personal injury claim. Please continue reading and speak with our Florida personal injury attorney to learn more about the importance of following your doctor’s medical advice after an injury.

Why You Should Follow Your Doctor’s Advice

  1. Your doctor’s job is to get you better. While this may seem like a fairly obvious point, the truth is, this is the most important reason why you should follow your doctor’s advice. Nobody knows the human anatomy as well as doctors do, and if your doctor gives you medical advice, it’s because he or she knows what’s best and truly cares about your well-being.
  2. Your doctor will track your progress & focus on the long-term. Of course, your doctor will offer you advice on how to care for your injuries in the immediate future (e.g. refrain from walking on a broken leg for “x” amount of weeks or months), however, your doctor will also provide you with a long-term plan for rehabilitation. This can include certain exercises, taking certain medications, and more. By following your doctor’s advice, you can ensure that you do not lose any progress you’ve made. Additionally, on your road to recovery, your doctor will document exactly what you had to do to heal, and how long it took to get you to that point. Not only is this useful medical information, but we can also use this information to prove the extent to which you were harmed when filing your personal injury claim.
  3. You don’t provide insurance companies with opportunities to credibly question your injury. Oftentimes, when someone files a personal injury claim, the other party’s insurance company will try to insinuate that they were not really injured, or that they are exaggerating the extent of their injuries. This is why documenting your progress is so critical, as mentioned above. However, you should also understand that having medical documentation to back up the fact that you followed your doctor’s advice at every turn denies insurance companies the potential claim that the only reason it took you so long to heal is that you failed to follow the doctor’s orders. 

The bottom line is that your doctor is a medical professional, and you should follow his or her advice for several reasons. Once you do, you can rely on our Jacksonville personal injury attorneys to pursue the financial compensation you require to help cover the cost of your medical bills, in-home care, lost wages, and more. 

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