Common Mistakes People Make When Speaking with a Doctor After a Crash

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After a crash, you need to speak with medical professionals who can provide you with treatment. During the conversations with the doctor, it’s vital for you to focus solely on your treatment to avoid any mistakes that could damage your claim. Because we want to help you throughout the entire process, we’ll discuss common mistakes you might make when speaking with a doctor following a car accident.

Missing Appointments

Your doctor will often make multiple appointments for you following your accident to properly provide you with treatment. Unfortunately, insurance companies might attempt to use any missed appointments against you. Always make your appointments unless there’s a legitimate reason.

Lying About Your Medical History

You never want to lie about your medical history. If you lie, you could potentially damage your claim. Insurance adjusters can use your statements against you. Your lie could result in you not receiving the compensation you deserve after an accident.

Discussing Your Legal Case

All discussions with your doctor should be about your treatment. It can be problematic when you start to talk about your legal matters. Doctors might not want to be involved in your legal claim, so stick with only the important conversations. If your legal team needs any information from your doctor, they should be the ones to reach out.

Talking About Your Limitations

Your doctor is a medical professional. They will be the ones to diagnose your damages and determine what treatment is necessary to recover. If you tell your doctor that you are feeling better, it could impact your claim. Let your doctor be the one to determine your limitations and what options you have to recover.

At The Gatti Law Firm, we work to help you understand your options. We aim to help you through the process so that you can feel peace of mind. Trust our Oregon car accident attorneys to stand in your corner and help you every step of the way.

Call us at (503) 543-1114 today.

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