How Important Is Following Doctor’s Orders For My Personal Injury Claim?
It is highly recommended that you follow the orders your doctor gives you, because the doctor is the expert; they are treating you, putting hands on you, evaluating you, and deciding what is best for you. With that said, personal injury attorneys understand that life happens, and that you may need to miss an appointment for an important childcare or work-related issue. I would simply advise you to be brutally honest when discussing gaps in treatment. If you explain to me that you missed some appointments because you needed to go to work, that will demonstrate your character and work ethic, which will show that you are not just trying to get some money out of your case. It will show that you are doing everything that you can to resume normalcy, and that’s important. For these reasons, I’m not usually terribly worried about short gaps in treatment. However, if the gap in treatment is a year or two and you told your doctor at one point that you were feeling completely fine, then you might have problems showing causation between the accident and the injury.
At our office, we will keep an open dialogue with you and always consider your story—not just the facts of your case. We spend a lot of time with our clients to understand and feel what it’s like to be them. I had a client who described how extremely difficult it was for them just to get out of bed each day; in order to really understand their experience, I actually went to their home just to see what it would be like to be them for a morning. In order to tell that client’s story in a meaningful way to a jury, I needed to experience it first…Read More
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