Step 5: Continuing Medical Treatment
At this point, it really goes without saying that continuing medical treatment related to your injury remains precedent for a claim. A personal injury claim is a marathon, not a sprint. It’s all about putting the work in now so that you can have a bigger payoff at the end. Remember that if your doctor instructs you to treat (like physical therapy, evaluations from other doctors, etc.), do it. Although the treatments may seem inconvenient or to drag on, all these methods of treatment will be compiled in your medical records. Those will justify the amount of money you demand for your injury.
How Long Will I Treat?
The amount of treatment and length of time it takes to complete are dependent on the injury itself. Some injuries will require minor treatment and will resolve in just a few weeks. However, some injuries will require months or years of treatment. Every injury is different. It’s important to be honest and direct with your medical provider. If you feel that you need more treatment, tell your medical provider. At the end of the day, the most important thing is that you’re healing and returning to your pre-accident health.
Attend ALL the Sessions
It cannot be stressed enough that you must attend any and ALL scheduled treatment. Cancellations and no-shows for your treatment are documented in your medical records and are always flagged by insurance adjusters who are evaluating your injury claim. In the next step, we’ll explore how to get your medical records that are crucial for your case.