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4 questions to ask medical providers after car accident injuries

On Behalf of | Dec 3, 2023 | Car Accidents

After a crash, simultaneously dealing with injuries and legal matters can be overwhelming. Medical attention is probably your top priority, but understanding your injuries can help with your car accident claim.

Asking questions can inform you about your injuries and help you as you gather medical evidence for your insurance claim. Here are some potential questions for your care providers that may support your injury compensation claim.

What are the nature and extent of my injuries?

The answer to this can help to establish a clear account of the severity of your injuries. Be specific when describing your discomfort and physical limitations to doctors, and ask them to provide detailed answers — preferably in writing.

Will my injuries pose long-term problems?

Here, you want to find out if your car accident injuries will disable you or pose physical restrictions that impact your earning capacity now and in the future. Under Kentucky law, you may be eligible for damages that replace lost wages you would have earned in the future had you not been injured.

What is the expected recovery time?

Knowing how long your recovery could take is crucial for personal planning and your accident claim. Ask your doctor how long it may take before you can expect to see improvement. Be sure to ask them about your risk of suffering complications, which may impact your recovery.

Can I return to work and regular activities?

This is another question with the power to affect your compensation. If your injuries limit your ability to work or perform daily activities, ask your doctor for specifics. Have them put in writing your work and activity restrictions and an estimated timeframe for returning to normalcy.

Legal guidance can also protect your interests when seeking fair compensation for severe and potentially life-changing accident injuries.