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Why Is It Important to Follow Medical Advice After a Personal Injury Accident?

Brown Law, LLC Jan. 14, 2022

When a personal injury accident happens, it can cause severe injuries to the people who are involved. That is why medical attention should be received as soon as possible after the accident takes place. After this is done, injured parties should always adhere to the medical advice they receive from their doctors. There are a variety of reasons as to why this is important to do. This includes the following:

  • They are qualified experts. In order to practice medicine, doctors go through extensive education and training so that they can do their job. That is why medical advice should only be taken from a licensed physician and no one else. These individuals have the expertise that is needed to know how your injuries should be treated.

  • Following treatment plans can avoid future complications. Doctors give the advice that they do to make sure injuries do not get worse This can include washing wounds or changing bandages to avoid infections, avoiding certain foods or drugs while taking other medication, and much more.

  • It allows for adjustments to be made if necessary. If you are following your doctor’s instructions and giving them feedback, they can know if or when it is necessary to change up the treatment plan so that it can better suit your recovery.

  • Improve long-term outcomes. Listening to a doctor’s instructions can improve the outcome of your injuries in the long run. Patients who do not listen to a doctor’s advice may not experience the same recovery as those who did.

  • Medical records are documented. This includes reports of the incident and injuries, doctor’s notes throughout treatment, and your general medical records. These can be used to support a personal injury claim, as it can better paint a picture of the accident and its consequences.

  • Fight insurance companies. By following the treatment plan set out by your doctor, it can help to eliminate or mitigate any arguments there may be with insurance carriers

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We understand the impact a serious injury can have on an individual’s life. If you have been injured in New Jersey due to another party’s negligence, please do not hesitate to speak with an experienced attorney who can assess your situation and guide you through your legal options. Contact our firm today to learn how we can help.