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The Importance of Keeping Your Doctor Informed After an Auto Accident

By: Matthew Tievsky

In an auto accident lawsuit, when we attorneys have to prove how you were injured, we have to rely upon your medical records. Your doctors aren't going to personally remember what they heard and saw when they examined you, so they will have to look at what is written down in the records, and recite those records when they testify about your health after the collision.Auto Accident Medical Record

This means that the content of the medical records can be more important than how you were actually feeling when you went to the doctor. This is why it's critical to keep your doctors informed, at every step of the way, of what hurts and what doesn't feel right. If you fail to tell your doctor on one visit that you are still occasionally having back pain, your doctor won't put that down, and for all intents and purposes it will appear that on that date your back was healed. It's also important to keep your doctors fully informed so that they can refer you to additional treatment that you might need.

There's nothing more frustrating than trying to prove that you suffered an injury that your medical records inexplicably don't reflect. If you have any questions about proving in a lawsuit how you were injured by a car crash, call the Maryland car accident attorneys at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C.