You Can Compromise Your Personal Injury Claim by Failing to Follow your Doctor’s Orders

If you are involved in any type of accident, it is in your best interest to seek medical attention immediately. Not only does this give you the greatest chance of making a full, complete recovery, but it is also the first step in supporting a personal injury claim in the event you decide to file one. 

If your personal injury claim is approved, you may receive monetary compensation for the costs associated with your injury. These costs may include, but are not limited to, your medical bills.

When you are receiving treatment for your injury, it is crucial that you follow every instruction your doctor gives you. These instructions may be to take certain drugs, to attend physical therapy, or to schedule follow-up visits at specified intervals.

YOU ARE REQUIRED TO MITIGATE YOUR DAMAGES

As a personal injury victim, you are required by law to mitigate your damages. This means that in order to receive compensation for your damages you must take steps to minimize and remedy them, and prove to the court that you have done so.

Failure to take steps to mitigate your damages can result in the court reducing the amount of compensation you receive. In some cases, you may even lose your eligibility to receive compensation if you do not mitigate your damages.

EVERYTHING IS ON RECORD

You can not lie about following your doctor’s orders and hope to successfully recover damages. Your claim requires support to be successful. This support consists of the accident’s police report, any testimonies about the event, and documentation of your interactions with doctors and other healthcare providers. 

Your documentation, or lack thereof, will show if you have not been going to your doctor’s appointments or otherwise doing as you are told.

YOU ARE NOT GOING TO HEAL PROPERLY IF YOU DON’T FOLLOW YOUR DOCTOR’S ORDERS

Your doctor knows what is best for you. When he or she prescribes medication or tells you to avoid certain activities, it is because your doctor knows what will help you heal.

You will not only suffer medically if you do not obey your doctor, but financially. 

If you don’t care about your recovery, why should the court? You need to prove that you truly need the money from the settlement you seek to cover your medical expenses. Prove this by taking your recovery seriously.

GET TRUSTED ATTORNEYS

After you have received medical care for your injury, the next step is to begin working with an experienced personal injury attorney who understands the unique challenges that victims face. The Hurt Boss can provide you with that attorney. Contact our firm today at 1-(770) 878-2552 or on the web for your free case evaluation.