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Why You Need to Follow Your Doctor’s Advice After Sustaining an Injury

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Why You Need to Follow Your Doctor’s Advice After Sustaining an Injury

When someone is injured in an accident, the first thing they should do is seek immediate medical treatment, as their health is paramount. Once you are treated by a doctor, however, it is critical that you take their advice, for more reasons than one. Continue reading and speak with our Brooklyn personal injury lawyer to learn more about why to take your doctor’s advice after an accident.

  1. Your doctor truly cares about you making a full recovery. As you know, it is a doctor’s job to treat patients and advise them of the best course of action going forward. Nobody knows what is best for your health like a competent, well-trained, and caring physician. After you are treated, it is critical that you follow your doctor’s directions, such as going light on certain activities, because following these directions can help ensure that you do not aggravate your injury and cause complications down the line.
  2. Your doctor will document your rehabilitation process. After you are treated by your doctor, he or she will provide you with a rehabilitation plan. Your job is to follow that plan and report back to your doctor on a regular basis to ensure that your injury is healing according to plan. Not only will this help ensure that you heal as you are supposed to, but it will also create a report, in a linear fashion, of your recovery, detailing how long you missed work, how your injuries affected your life, and more.
  3. Ensure you follow long-term advice as well. A doctor’s goal is not just to get you to a point where you are feeling better, but to keep you there as well. This is why if your doctor instructs you to continue doing certain exercises or taking certain actions, you should ensure that you follow this advice to ensure that you remain healed.
  4. Following doctor’s orders may maximize your chances of winning financial compensation in a personal injury claim. Insurance companies will require proof that you were injured due to another party’s negligence before awarding you compensation to help cover the cost of medical bills, lost wages, and more. In many cases, they will try to “prove” that you were not really injured in an effort to deny you this compensation. By following doctor’s orders, you will have various forms of documentation detailing the cause, extent, and cost of your injuries, bolstering your personal injury claim.

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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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