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Why It's Important to Follow Doctor's Orders After an Accident

When you've been involved in an accident, there's no doubt that you'll have a litany of concerns as you recover from any injuries you may have sustained. In such circumstances, particularly in the case of motorcycle accidents, it's important to promptly seek medical attention as soon as possible. Your health is your most valuable commodity, and the best way to mitigate the extent and duration of the accident's impact on your physical well-being is to immediately get medical advice and care.

However, just obtaining care from a physician or health care provider isn't enough, as many motorcycle accidents involve injuries that are considered devastating. In those instances, you must trust your physicians to provide the appropriate care for your injuries. Many accident victims elect to forgo the treatment plans offered by their doctors, either out of perceived financial necessity or a desire to avoid continuing care. However, doing so isn't wise, and could not only jeopardize your health but any legal claim that may stem from the accident. Keep reading to learn why it's critical that you follow your doctor's orders following an accident that results in injury.

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Doctors Are Medical Experts

You probably have some idea of what it takes to become a licensed physician in any discipline, as years of education, internships, and experience go into the creation of a good doctor. Therefore, physicians who provide you with post-accident medical care should be considered experts who are masterful in the diagnosis and treatment of the types of injuries you may sustain in an accident. It makes no sense to ignore those qualifications and resist your doctor's advice. Good physicians are invested in your health and recovery, so your best chance of healing comes through the path prescribed by your doctor.

Complications Are Costly

When you choose to ignore the advice of your physician, you are taking risks with your future health that simply aren't worth it. The injuries that are sustained during motorcycle accidents can be threatening to life and limb, and failing to follow medical advice can result in significant complications that not only jeopardize your health but will result in exorbitant medical bills in the future due to additional treatment. It's best to simply stay the course and follow your doctor's treatment recommendations.

You Can Jeopardize Future Personal Injury Claims

If you've been in an accident that occurred as the result of someone else's negligence, there's a good chance that you have a viable legal claim to recoup damages for the property as well as medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Your healthcare providers will play an integral role in documenting the nature and extent of your injuries and the way that any lasting repercussions could degrade your future quality of life or ability to earn a livelihood. Therefore, it's not only important that you seek medical attention to document your injuries, but that you also follow the course of care to bolster your injury claim. Most courts take a dim view of those who fail to adhere to medical advice following an accident, so staying true to your doctor's recommendations is important to your case.

If you've been involved in a motorcycle accident, your first step is to get medical attention as soon as possible to determine the nature and extent of your injuries. It's also important to follow-through with the medical advice you receive, however, as your future health and potential legal claims may depend on it. To learn more reasons that it's important to follow doctor's orders after an accident, contact George Stein Steelhorse Law at (888) 382-6878.

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