After sustaining injuries in a car accident, you should prioritize your health by seeing a doctor. Doing this allows you to start the recovery process quickly, and the information from your visits can make your claim stronger. However, you may not know the right questions to ask to learn more about your injuries and properly document your damages. At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, we can help you understand what information to get from your doctor that will support your claim.
Our compassionate lawyers have proudly served New York car accident victims for years, so we are well-versed in state laws and the information you need to prove your injuries and what caused them. We work with you every step of the way, so you can make the best decisions for your health while we fight for the compensation you deserve.
7 Questions to Ask Your Doctor After a Car Accident
Going to the doctor after a car accident is not always easy, and you may find that your mind goes blank when the doctor asks if you have any questions. With the help of our knowledgeable attorneys, you can have the following questions ready to get more information about your injuries and other essential documents for your claim:
What Are the Specifics of Your Injuries?
Doctors often give you a brief overview of your injuries after a car accident, but they may not go into detail unless you ask. Requesting more specifics about the type of injury, its severity, and which body parts the injury affects helps you understand your injuries better. Furthermore, the doctor’s documentation of these injuries proves the harm the liable party caused.
Will Your Injuries Cause Future Problems?
Depending on the severity of injuries, they may result in long-term issues and medical bills. It is difficult to know this on your own, but a doctor may help you understand the longevity of your injuries. This information can help you know what to expect for the future and let insurance companies know how much you expect to pay in medical bills.
What Caused Your Injuries?
As the plaintiff in your case, you must prove the at-fault party’s negligence directly caused your injuries. One way to do this is to ask your doctor how you sustained your injuries. We can use your doctor’s statement to counteract any potential speculation that your injuries resulted from a pre-existing condition.
How Long Will You Be in Pain?
Suffering injuries after a car accident can be a painful experience, so you may want to ask your doctor how long it will last. With this information, you can know what to expect from your injuries and better calculate how much compensation you deserve for pain and suffering.
Can You Go Back to Work?
Injuries can cause you to miss work for an extended amount of time. Your doctor can assess your injuries and let you know how long they assume your injuries will keep you out of work. With the doctor’s insight, you may recover lost wages for this time. If your doctor says you cannot return to work, you may also recover damages for the loss of the ability to work.
Can You Have Copies of Your Medical Records?
Your medical records contain your bills, diagnoses, prescriptions, treatments, and notes regarding your injuries. This documentation can significantly benefit your claim because it proves the existence of your injuries, their cause, and how much compensation the liable party owes you. We can review these records and use them to build a strong claim.
What Will Treatment Look Like?
To recover fair compensation and understand what the recovery process will look like, you should ask your doctor about your treatment plan. It’s essential to ask about the details of your recovery process so that you can follow it properly and show proof of your treatments from doctors and other specialists.
Seek Help from a Trustworthy New York Car Accident Lawyer at the Law Offices of Cohen & Jaffe
One of the first steps you should take after a car accident is to seek medical attention for your injuries. Sometimes, you may not completely understand what your doctor tells you about your injuries, so it’s important to ask questions for your own knowledge and your claim. Our experienced lawyers at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe can help you understand what questions to ask to strengthen your claim and help your recovery.
With our years of experience working on all types of car accident cases, we have the skills and resources to take on your case, regardless of circumstances. Our driven attorneys strive to achieve the compensation you deserve and hold the liable party accountable for your injuries. We can support you every step of the way with our innovative legal services and effective legal guidance. To schedule a free consultation, please fill out our contact form or call 516-358-6900. Subscribe to the Cohen & Jaffe YouTube Channel for more information about our services and legal team.
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