9 Symptoms You Should Not Overlook Following An Accident
After an accident, medical care is important. We tell clients this all the time.
It’s critical to honestly and thoroughly describe any pain that you may be feeling as a result of the accident. It is equally important that this information not be over-embellished or manufactured in any way, as this would constitute fraud, for which severe consequences may result.
It’s simple—be thorough and honest about your symptoms from the outset of your care. This will ensure that you receive necessary medical treatment, advance your claim and, most importantly put you on the road to recovery.
Most often however, we have found that people tend to downplay or minimize their symptoms following an injury and fail to mention them to their doctor. Don’t tell your doctor “I’m feeling fine” if you are not.
If after an accident you experience any of the following symptoms, don’t forget to mention them to your physician. While they might not seem serious, these issues can, in some cases, be indicative of a more significant medical concern:
- Dizziness or Nausea
- Changes in Vision
- Difficulty Sleeping
- Depression or Anxiety
- Neck or Jaw Pain
- Muscle Pain or Spasms
- Radiating Nerve Pain
- Restricted Range of Motion
Concussions, nerve or disc damage, or even soft tissue damage may become more evident after a period of days or weeks following an accident, for example.
Accurately communicating all of the symptoms you’ve experienced as a result of an accident can become significant--for your care and recovery, as well as for receiving fair compensation for your personal injury claim. Failure to tell your doctor all about your symptoms can jeopardize your health as well as your personal injury claim.