In the Hospital after a Car Accident, Now What?

When you find yourself in our College Park injury center, shock slowly wears off and your pain subsides under our doctors’ expert care. At this point, you start thinking about what you have to do next.

We are here to assist you both with recovery and with guidance for filing an accident claim. So we know the right steps to take in order to maximize your chances of getting better and winning compensation from the other driver.

1. Explain the Cause of Your Injuries to Your Doctors

When you talk to your doctor after they come back with your diagnostic tests, make sure to specify that you were injured in a car accident. The doctor will note this aspect in their case notes and corroborate it with the injuries detected by MRI or X-rays.

This will be essential for supporting your personal injury claim, when you have to prove the cause of your injuries and the economic damages you suffered.

2. Follow Through with the Treatment

Many patients make the mistake of interrupting the treatment when they start feeling better. In reality, they are not fully recovered and will start feeling pain and discomfort later on. At the same time, the interruption of the treatment will have a negative impact on the legal claim after a car crash.

Once the insurance adjuster finds out that you voluntarily interrupted chiropractic sessions, refilling prescriptions and check-up appointments, they will conclude that you did not suffer severe injuries. Any claim you make in this respect will be met with denial.

Follow your doctor’s orders to the letter, both for the sake of your health and for your chances of winning your car crash claim.

3. Discuss Your Symptoms with Your Doctor

During the treatment at our College Park injury center do not feel embarrassed to discuss any aspect of the impact of the accident on your wellbeing. This goes beyond physical pain and reduced mobility.

Let your doctor know if you are experiencing recurring nightmares, anxiety, fear of getting into a car and any other mental health issues triggered by the accident. These discussions will be added in the doctor’s consultation notes, which your car accident lawyer will use to justify your non-economic damages.

tell your doctor that you were injured in a car accident

4. Do Not Post about Your Accident and Recovery on Social Media

Today, most of us communicate with friends and family members through social media platforms. This is where everyone shares vacation photos, life milestones and so on. However, you should stay away from social media until your car accident claim is resolved.

The insurance adjuster assigned to your claim will find a way to access all your profiles, looking for any incriminating evidence. Anything you post can be used to prove that you are faking or exaggerating your injuries, such as:

  • Status updates saying that you are getting better
  • Photos where you appear smiling or active
  • Comments from your friends saying that you are looking good

The golden rule is to stay away from social media during this period and ask your family and friends to refrain from posting anything about your accident.

5. Talk to a Personal Injury Lawyer about Your Claim

While receiving treatment from our doctors, you can also ask for an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you file your claim. We have a multidisciplinary team of chiropractors, physical therapists, diagnostic specialists and legal professionals.

We can help you get better and obtain compensation for your injuries at the same time.

Let the Team at Our College Park HURT911 Center Help You!

The doctors at our injury center are always ready to help car accident victims recover using modern and minimally invasive therapies. You don’t need health insurance or to worry about medical care costs while you are under our care.

Our team of lawyers will also start working on your personal injury claim and recover all economic and non-economic damages from the negligent driver who injured you

Call 1-800-HURT911 and let us help you recover!