Do I Have to Listen to My Doctor’s Advice After an Injury?

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Do I Have to Listen to My Doctor’s Advice After an Injury?

Were you recently injured in an accident? If so, you should know that the most important thing you can do is seek medical treatment and listen to your doctor’s advice–for many reasons. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Bronx personal injury lawyers to learn more about the importance of following your doctor’s advice after an injury and how our firm can help if you require financial compensation.

Listen to Your Doctor’s Advice After an Injury–Here’s Why.

There are various reasons why anyone who has been seriously injured in an accident should listen to their doctor’s advice both during and after treatment.

  • Your doctor understands your injury and knows how to get you better. First and foremost, it’s important to listen to your doctor because he or she is looking out for your well-being, understands your injury, and likely has years of experience helping others heal from the same injury. If your doctor tells you to rest up for a week or more, rest up. If he or she says to start with some light exercise and work your way up, do so. Ignoring your doctor’s advice can re-aggravate an injury and take you back to square one.
  • Your doctor can keep a record of how long it takes you to heal. If you’re injured in an accident that requires rehabilitation or a period of continuous medical care, your doctor will document your progress periodically. The primary purpose of this is to keep track of how you’re doing and confirm that you are, in fact, making progress. This documentation can also help prove how long your injury impacted your life, caused you to miss work, and more. If you ignore your doctor’s advice and set yourself back, it can be difficult to prove to what extent your initial injury has impacted your life.
  • You will improve your chances of winning a personal injury claim. When someone is injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, they will often seek compensation to help them heal. However, if you are injured and take little or no action to fix your injury, insurance companies may argue that you aren’t truly injured. Without seeing a doctor, you will have no medical proof of the damages, both economic and non-economic, you’ve sustained as a result of your accident. Our firm can use medical documentation to your advantage in a personal injury claim, and it can potentially go a long way.

CONTACT OUR EXPERIENCED NEW YORK CITY FIRM

Our entire legal team is dedicated to providing the advice you need and the personalized attention you deserve. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, call 212-421-0300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York City personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to financial compensation, which can help you on your road to recovery.

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