By: Allan M. Siegel
When you are injured, whether it is a result of a motor vehicle collision,
slipping and falling or similar type of incident, it is important to talk
with the doctors who treat you. Here are four important things you should
tell your doctor the very first time you see him/her:
- Tell the doctor the events causing your injuries. Tell the doctor you were
in a motor vehicle collision or you slipped and fell. Describe the events
to the doctor. This will help ensure the fact of the accident makes its
way into the medical records.
- Tell the doctor every body part that hurts. Don't leave things out
because you think one area of pain is worse than another.
- Tell the doctor how each body part hurts. Describe your pain. Is it dull?
Achy? Burning? Sharp?
- Tell the doctor how you felt immediately before you were injured. If you
were pain free prior to the injuries, tell the doctor
Communicating with your doctor is important, because it helps ensure the
facts of the accident and your injuries are ultimately documented in the
medical records. At Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, our Northern
Virginia personal injury attorneys provide assistance during each phase
of the claim process, including assistance with helping clients obtain
the medical treatment they require. Contact our firm for more information
about your case and how we can help.