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.
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We live in Friendship, Wisconsin, and Boller & Vaughan came to our doorstep to discuss our mother’s wrongful death claim on a Saturday morning. Not only were we pleased with the large recovery, we were so thankful to have lawyers who were willing to explain to us every twist and turn along the way. It is great to know there is a law firm that will fight for the rights of elderly people all over Wisconsin.
Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan were incredible in working on my case and my daughter’s case. I was out of work and in the hospital with a new baby. Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan protected our rights and it was a pleasure to work with them. I hope never to be in another motor vehicle accident, however, if I am and I am injured, I will contact Boller & Vaughan immediately.
I was referred to Michelle through a friend. I have never had a better experience. It took a little over a year to get my settlement but the staff there stayed in constant contact and kept me in the loop. Oh, and Michelle actually got me MORE money than we discussed. I will refer anyone to this firm. Words cannot do justice the thanks that I have for Michelle and her staff (Mary especially) thank you guys so much!
After my husband died as a result of a motor vehicle accident, Boller & Vaughan spent countless hours talking with me, meeting with me in person, and making sure that I was okay. The drunk driver who hit us did not have any insurance, and we had to make a claim through our own insurance. Boller & Vaughan was fantastic at explaining the law to me and the handling of our claims.
After my son was injured in a daycare setting, Ms. Vaughan took the time to thoroughly investigate our case and my son’s injuries. Michele was approachable and had answers to our questions. Talking with her helped to relieve many of our anxieties.