Why is attending every doctor's appointment you have after a car wreck so important?
Following through with your treatment is critical for your health. It also plays a role in your insurance claim after a car wreck. If the insurance company thinks you're not taking your injuries seriously, then they won't take you or your claim seriously.
Here's why you should follow through with the advice of your medical professional:
- It shows you are truly injured as a result of the crash. You need to see a doctor right away to make sure you have a correct diagnosis so they can prescribe an appropriate treatment plan. The longer you wait before you see a doctor, the more the insurance company will use that delay against you.
- It shows you are doing your best to get better. If you miss your appointments, this can hurt the value of your claim. The insurance company will argue that you're not doing your best to get well because you truly aren't injured in the first place.
- It creates a detailed record of your injuries and treatments. DOCUMENT EVERYTHING! Your medical records will show the insurance company that you're accident is a direct result of your need for treatment.
- It shows that you are taking the accident and your injuries seriously. I highly recommend you seek treatment from a doctor that has experience treating your types of injuries. If the insurance company does not respect your doctor, they will question whether or not you are hurt, or whether your medical bills are reasonable and necessary.
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