When you are injured in an accident, the professional that comes to mind for help is usually a doctor, not a lawyer. Obviously, the doctor can help your medical needs, and ethically, a lawyer should not tell you how to take care of yourself. But what a lawyer would remind you is that while the doctor may be able to take care of you, the details of your personal maladies may not find their way into the doctor’s notes.
And if you seek compensation for your injury, you want the doctor’s notes to be as complete as possible. This is because insurance agents look for discrepancies between your account of your injury and the doctor’s notes. If they find information missing from the doctor’s notes, you may not receive the compensation you deserve. Always make sure to clearly explain your injuries after an accident to the doctor.
If you have had a personal injury due to an accident and seek legal advice, McCready Law can help you. Call us today for a free consultation at (773) 779-9885.