Keeping Medical Appointments
Updated: Oct 15
It is critical for you to keep your medical appointments when you are injured due to an accident. It not only helps you get better but it is good for your case because the
insurance company will use it against you if you miss appointments showing inconsistent treatment. If for any reason you can't make it to a visit, please tell your
lawyer right away (beforehand) so it can be rescheduled asap.
Many times in the beginning clients are much more diligent about going to medical treatment but as time goes by and you get better, the incentive seems to change. Don't let that happen to you. You want a lawyer to help you and if the doctors are on liens they need to get paid, too, so think not only of what's best for you but also the time your lawyer is putting in guiding you through the process and the doctors who are doing their best to help you get better.
It is not just important to go to all of your medical appointments and to seek medical care the same day or next day following an accident, but it is also very important to be very honest and accurate and to fully disclose all information to the doctor, nurse or physical therapist regarding your injuries, symptoms, and activities as you should not be engaging in any activities including heavy lifting, running .. . if you have a serious injury that could be aggravated by such activities. Keep your lawyer fully informed on your injuries, symptoms as they get worse or better, your activities, work missed due to your injuries . . .I recommend keeping your lawyer informed every week so your attorney can do the best job for you to try to maximize your damages against the insurer.