How to be a Good Patient after an Auto Collision

If you have been injured in an auto collision, perhaps the most important thing to do is to recover as quickly and fully as possible. Being an a good patient is one of the best ways to do that.  Here's how: 

How to be a Good Patient After an Auto Collision

First, be sure to report all of your symptoms and be completely honest with your doctor. Do not downplay any symptoms.  Some symptoms may not seem important to you, but may be a big deal to the doctor.  It is also equally as important not to exaggerate any of your 

symptoms. The doctor or insurance adjuster may think you are faking your injuries.  Just be accurate and candid with your doctor.

Second, Stay on top of things and be your own best patient advocate, particularly when it concerns your appointments, medicines and any treatments.  Don’t be afraid to ask questions about why a particular medicine is being prescribed or why a certain treatment is recommended. Be fully engaged in your recovery.

Third, follow your doctor’s directions. For example, take any prescribed medicine as scheduled and at the proper dosages. If you have physical therapy appointments, make sure you go to them. Gaps in treatment or ignoring your doctor’s orders can not only affect your recovery but also can negatively impact your ability to collect full and fair compensation for your injuries.

Fourth, be an active participant in your recovery and honestly try your best to get better. It can be easy to get down about your injuries, but it’s important to push through and work as hard as you can to recover.

You Deserve Compensation

If you’ve been injured in an auto collision, you’re entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. When you’re the victim of driver inattention or negligence, you need legal representation. Contact the Law Office of Ben Crittenden, P.C., by using the form on this page.

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