What an Auto Accident Injury Victim Should Tell their Doctor

Be as specific as possible with your medical complaints. Even if something simply doesn’t “feel” right, let your doctor know. Out-of-the-ordinary symptoms such as a small headache, dry mouth, or some dizziness should be reported because these symptoms may be a sign of a more serious injury. You need to give your doctor all the information necessary to make an accurate diagnosis.

Here’s an example.

A patient was in a car accident and, as a result, suffered from a slight tingling sensation in the fourth and fifth fingers and a minor crick in the neck. The patient told the doctor about these “minor” injuries. After some tests, it was found that there has been a major disruption to one of the patient’s cervical disks. These “minor” symptoms were actually a sign of a “major” injury that required surgery and possibly even rehabilitation.

In such cases, it is critically important to have the diagnosis of an injury at the time of the accident in order to prove that the injury was caused by the accident. Otherwise, the defense will argue that the injury happened from picking up a heavy bag of groceries weeks earlier.

At Breyer Law Offices, P.C. our skilled Phoenix personal injury lawyers have helped many injury victims obtain the compensation that they deserve. To ensure that negligent individuals are held accountable, please contact us today for a free, no-obligation, evaluation of your potential case.

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