Suffering an injury in a car or other type of accident is a
traumatic experience. However, it is vital that you not only trust your doctor,
but feel comfortable enough to ask them questions. Depending on your condition
and circumstances, you may want to ask them the following:
- I am concerned about my injury. What should I
do? Make sure you raise any concerns you have about your injuries. For
example, ask if there are any side effects that you should be aware of that are
not immediately obvious. You may also want to ask about what activities you are
or are not permitted to do.
- Given that my injuries are so severe, I will
not be able to return to work. Can you provide me with a doctor’s note to show
my employer? If your injuries are serious enough to ask for time off, ask
your doctor for a doctor’s note so that you can have time to recover. It is
important that you request a doctor’s note as soon as possible so that you have
additional proof for your legal case.
- Can you provide me with copies of my medical
documentation? If you plan on pursuing a legal claim, it is important
that you ask your doctor for copies of your medical records. Additionally, you
should provide copies of your medical documentation to your attorney.
- Can you tell me how likely it is that the
accident caused my injuries? After your doctor has assessed your condition,
ask them if they think your injuries are consistent with your accident.
- Will I experience any future problems or
long-term effects as a result of the accident? You should also ask your
doctor if you will suffer any long-term pain, disability, or discomfort in the
future. You may want to ask them to provide you with an approximate timeline of
recovery as well.
When it comes to building a successful legal case, the more information you have the better. A skilled personal injury lawyer in Houston can wade through the noise and help you file a strong injury claim.
Contact a dedicated personal injury attorney
Ryan A. DeHoyos advocates for the rights of accident victims throughout Houston. For more information on our services, or to schedule a consultation with a skilled injury lawyer today, call (832) 745-4878 or contact us online.