Listen To Your Doctors About What To Do After a Serious Car Accident
If you were in a serious car accident, you likely suffered severe injuries requiring medical treatment. These unexpected and substantial medical bills may prompt a victim to feel compelled to return to work as quickly as possible in order to resume their wages they may have lost during the time immediately following the car accident. With lost wages accompanied by mounting medical bills, victims may want to simply have their lives return to normal and once again pay their bills. However, when victims return to work too quickly following a serious car accident, it may exacerbate their medical conditions and actually make them even more serious.
Listen To Your Doctor
While every car accident is different, and every injury suffered is also different, what remains the same is that a victim should always carefully take the advice of their physician and other medical professionals. If your doctor is telling you that you should stay home in order to facilitate your recovery and help your body heal, then you should absolutely listen to him or her. In some cases, attempting to return to work too quickly simply makes a medical condition worsen.
Many serious injuries suffered in car accidents include broken or fractured bones, internal organ damage, and traumatic brain injuries. When a victim does not give their bodies time to heal following an accident, a medical condition may not only never heal, it may become permanent. , permanent. This is especially true in traumatic brain injuries where rest is required for the brain to heal.
Unfortunately, the sooner you return to work the more likely it is that an insurance company will use this quick timeline against you to indicate that your injury was not that serious. In these cases, insurance companies often offer very low settlement offers that do not appropriately cover your medical costs, lost wages or pain and suffering.
It is understandable if you were in a car accident and are currently not receiving an income or salary, you are concerned about paying your bills and money for your family. An experienced attorney will help you determine if you may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance payments. In other cases, you may be able to do some sort of modified work for your employer. If you make the decision to request these modifications from your employer make sure to document everything and seek the approval from your doctor that it is safe for you to do this type of work.
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If you were seriously injured in a car accident, contact the personal injury attorneys at O’Donnell Law Offices at 570-821-5717 or online today. We can help you understand your legal rights and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries. We proudly serve clients in Kingston, Wilkes Barre, Hazleton, and Pittston.