Your health is the top priority after a car accident, so you want to be sure you speak with a medical professional about your diagnosis and treatment options. Whenever you go through the process, make sure you’re asking very important questions. The answers you receive can help you understand your rights and options moving forward.
What Injury Do I Have?
Your diagnosis is crucial to your case. Even more importantly, it gives you an idea of what treatment options are available. It can also go a long way in showing that you suffered an injury as a result of the crash, which is one of the factors of proving liability.
How Severe Is My Injury?
The more severe your injury is, the more you may be able to recover. Keep in mind, one aspect of your compensation is your injury’s impact on your quality of life. The more severe your injury is, the lower your quality of life.
If you can show that your injury is severe, or catastrophic, you may be able to strengthen your claim even further. Provide your legal team with your full diagnosis and how long your doctor expects your injury to last.
Will I Be Out of Work?
Your doctor can determine your ability to work with your injury. If you are unable to work for an extended period, this can factor into how much you may be able to recover.
Document your conversations with your doctor. It can be difficult to remember everything the doctor tells you, especially when you are concerned about your physical, emotional, and financial well-being. Your doctor’s input can be useful when seeking compensation.
Our team at The Gatti Law Firm is ready to help you. When you need an Oregon car accident lawyer, you can trust that our team will be on your side to pursue the compensation you need. Trust us to give you a voice and be your partners to seek compensation.