If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, you are likely to have many emotions and questions swirling in your mind as you begin to receive treatment for your injuries. Whatever the nature of your injuries, however, there are certain questions that you need to ask your doctor following a motor vehicle accident.
Your first questions should concern the nature and extent of your injuries, as well as how those injuries will impact your life, both on a temporary and permanent basis. You need to know exactly what type of injuries you have and the severity of those injuries. Your doctor also should discuss your recommended treatment plan and any other medical professionals that you will need to see in the near future, such as specialists, surgeons, or physical therapist.
Next, you should ask your doctor how your injuries will impact your ability to work. You’ll want to know when and if you can return to work, any restrictions that you would have when you return to work, and the duration of your injuries in terms of returning to work. In some cases, unfortunately, permanent injuries render individuals unable to return to their previous jobs. Based on your injuries, you need to know if and how your injuries will impact some or all of your job duties. If your doctor states that you are unable to work, try to get that in a written format for your employer.
Finally, you should ask your doctor for an average timeframe for your recovery. While no one can know exactly how long it will take you to heal, you do need to have some idea about whether you will be back to work in six weeks or rehabilitating over the next six months. By getting some sense of your recovery time, you can begin to set goals and make plans for the future.
Regardless of the nature of your injuries from a motor vehicle accident, you will need an experienced personal injury lawyer to guide you through the personal injury claims process as appropriate. Personal injury claims have strict requirements and deadlines that you must meet in order to maintain a successful claim. Boller & Vaughan are Wisconsin motor vehicle accident lawyers who dedicate their practice to protecting the interests of the injured and their families. Contact our office today to set up your free consultation and learn what options are available to you.