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Common Mistakes To Avoid When After An Accident

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If you have recently been hurt in an accident caused by someone else, you may want to consult with our Tulsa, OK accident attorneys. You may be entitled to compensation for your losses. An attorney from Wandres Law, P.C. can help you file a timely claim against the negligent parties.

If you have been in an accident, whether it is a car crash or a slip and fall accident, it is important to seek immediate medical attention. Here are some common mistakes to avoid when seeing a doctor after an accident.

Delaying Medical Care

Sometimes accident victims delay medical care because they feel okay initially. However, not all injuries present symptoms right away. You could have injuries and not even realize it. That is why you should always see a doctor after an accident. You do not want to put your health at risk. Also, the insurance company may assume that if you did not seek medical attention, you are not injured enough to get compensation. 

Lying About Your Medical History

During your first appointment with a doctor, you will be asked about your medical history. It is important to be truthful about any past health conditions and injuries. Your doctor will need that information to diagnose and treat your injuries. Additionally, if the insurance company finds out that you were dishonest about your medical history, it can result in claim denial.

Not Being Detailed Enough About Your Symptoms

When you discuss your injuries with your doctor, Tulsa accident attorneys recommend being detailed as possible. For example, if you have back pain, tell your doctor if it is a sharp or dull pain and if you feel pain more at certain times of the day. The more information you can give your doctor, the better.

Exaggerating Your Injuries

The legal professionals at Wandres Law, P.C. advise against embellishing your injuries when you see a doctor. Some accident victims may try to do this to increase their compensation. However, it can backfire. A doctor will be able to tell that you are exaggerating your injuries through exams and tests. That could be enough reason for the insurance company to deny your claim.

Talking About Your Legal Claim

When you see a doctor about your injuries, you should avoid talking about your lawsuit. Your doctor is there to treat your injuries, not get involved in your legal case.

Stopping Your Treatment Prematurely

If you start feeling better sooner than expected, that’s great. However, that does not mean you should stop your treatment prematurely. Your doctor knows what’s best for you, so you should stick with the treatment plan until he or she says you can stop. Also, if the insurance company finds out that you stopped treatment early, it can hurt your case. 

If you were hurt in an accident, schedule a consultation with Tulsa accident lawyers today. The legal professionals at Wandres Law, P.C. want to help you get justice.

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