Follow Through With Your Medical Treatment After An Accident
Receiving proper medical treatment after a car accident is crucial to managing your health and recovery, which are your top priorities. Do not refuse medical treatment or an ambulance ride, regardless of your health insurance coverage. No-Fault insurance will cover your initial medical expenses.
Several types of injuries may be difficult to detect in the first few hours or days following your accident, including:
- Mild traumatic brain injury
- Neck or back injury from whiplash
- Joint injury
- Broken ribs
- Spinal injury
- Complex regional pain syndrome
Tell The Doctor Everything
Most doctors accept No-Fault insurance for treatment after a car accident in New York, but be sure to ask. You will need to file a No-Fault claim within 30 days of your accident to be covered for medical expenses and lost wages resulting from the accident injuries.
Any doctor will need to know everything about your medical history and current injuries to be able to diagnose your injuries and provide proper treatment.
Tell the doctor about everything that hurts, no matter how minor you may think it is. Be sure you provide each doctor with your No-Fault insurance claim number.
Take a family member or friend with you to medical appointments. Doctors are busy and can only afford to spend a limited amount of time with each patient. You will want to take notes and have specific questions ready.
You Should Follow Your Doctor’s Prescribed Treatment Precisely
Getting better from your injuries and the eventual success of your personal injury lawsuit may depend on how well you follow your treatment regimen. It is important to document your pain and hardships each day along with what you are doing to follow your doctor’s orders:
- Take pictures of your injuries.
- Journal about your injuries and hardships each day.
- Record all travel expenses to and from medical appointments.
- Keep track of your medical treatment each day, including what prescriptions you are taking, what exercises you are performing and how you feel.
- Document your progress physically and mentally.
Maximize Your Recovery
Call the attorneys at Kammholz Rossi PLLC, for further guidance in these areas and to discuss legal representation in your case. You may be able to pursue financial recovery over and above your no-fault insurance coverage, and you may have untapped, available insurance policies of which you are unaware.
Our lawyers have over 35 years of combined legal experience, and we develop personalized strategies for each of our clients. Please call us in Rochester at 585-678-4500 or email our team to schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers. We are always on your side.