As lawyers, we care deeply about your legal rights. We want to make sure you are treated fairly and receive just compensation for your injuries. Your doctor also plays a very important role in your legal case and how effectively we can serve your best interests.
Your doctor helps document your injuries and provides an expert opinion about how your injuries will affect your future. The treating physician supports your claim for compensation from the insurance companies representing the people who caused your accident.
How a Lawyer & Doctor Work Together to Support Your Case
Here’s how your medical and legal team work together:
Your doctor will explain what your injuries are and whether they will cause problems and pain permanently in your future.
If your case goes to trial, your physician will be the expert who explains to the court your medical condition and the cost of current and future treatment.
An insurance adjuster or a court needs to understand your pain and suffering from a medical perspective. Once we prove your physical injuries and how they have affected and will affect your life, we can ask for the compensation that the doctor-provided evidence shows you deserve.
You are also entitled to compensation for the wages you lost from being unable to work due to the accident and for lost future wages because of your injuries. Your doctor and rehabilitation professionals can explain whether you can return to your current job, whether you should work at all or if you should change to a less physically-demanding job.
Visit Your Own Doctor Right Away
Only your medical doctor–not the insurance company’s doctor–knows you and your history. That’s why it’s important to visit your doctor as soon as possible after your accident.
If an ambulance took you to an emergency room and the hospital subsequently admitted you, your doctor will have access to all your medical records for review. He or she can coordinate care with the emergency physicians, internists and on-staff specialists.
Strong Support Comes From Credibility
It’s important that your doctor is, and presents him or herself as, a trustworthy source. The insurance company or court in your personal injury case should sense a sincerity from your medical expert and that the doctor’s recommendations are based on objective medical evidence.
Seeing your doctor is acting in your best interest and not under your lawyer’s influence benefits your case. It’s crucial that a doctor can accurately, truthfully and believably explain your injuries and that the accident caused them, not something else.
If You’ve Been Injured in an Accident, We Can Help You Recover
We’ve helped thousands of clients recover the compensation they deserve for their injuries. If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident, by a defective product or while working, we can help you.
Together with your personal team of medical professionals, we will document your condition and help secure a more certain future. We want to help you move forward after an accident, heal and live without worrying about medical expenses and future employment. Contact us online or call us at 800-TedLyon to discuss your case as soon as possible.