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What Questions Should I Ask My Doctor After a Car Crash?

With all the confusion and trauma of a car accident, it is important to prepare beforehand and know what questions to ask so you can work with your doctor throughout the process. Asking the right questions can provide you with the information you need to understand your situation, as well as documentation to deal with insurance companies. So what should you ask your doctor after a car crash?

Here are four questions to ask your doctor after an accident:

  1. What are my injuries and what is the prognosis? This allows you to understand what your specific injuries are and what they mean for you. Knowing your prognosis also lets you understand the extent and possible long-term consequences of your injuries.
  2. What are the specific causes of my injuries? Insurance companies may try to show that some of your injuries were caused by factors unrelated to your accident. Getting a medical opinion from your doctor about the causes for your specific injuries, however, can provide evidence to the contrary.
  3. Am I able to return to work? Often, car accident victims will need to take some time off. By getting a doctor’s recommendation for time off work, you can have documentation for when you seek compensation for reduced earning potential or missed work.
  4. Can I get my medical records and documentation? In order to pursue compensation, it is important to have medical records to show the extent and severity of your injuries. If possible, you should obtain copies of doctor’s notes and recommendations for time off work, referrals to specialists, records from follow-up visits and hospital stays, and written records of long-term care plans.

If you have been injured in an accident, you can stay informed and understand your injuries by asking these questions. Furthermore, these questions can also help you be prepared for dealing with insurance agencies when seeking compensation. Our compassionate Detroit car accident lawyers at Goodman Acker P.C. can represent you throughout the process and help you navigate the legal system.

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