There are several things you should make sure you discuss with your doctor when you are seeing them in relation to a motor vehicle accident. First and foremost, be sure to tell your doctor that you were in an accident. If your doctor knows this information, it will improve their ability to effectively treat you, and it will also help to develop evidence that can be used in your Nebraska personal injury case. Once you have established the cause of your injuries, you should ask your doctor the following questions:
- What is my prognosis? A prognosis is a doctor’s medical opinion about the severity and longevity of your injuries. Although it may be difficult to assess how long your recovery will be at the initial appointment, it is important to make sure you are always informed about the nature of your injuries and when you can be expected to recover from them.
- What treatment plan do you recommend? Ask your doctor about what types of treatment you can benefit from. Sometimes patients need pain management, medication, surgery, physical therapy, or chiropractic care. Your doctor will help you determine what type of treatment is the best plan for you and for your injury.
- Can I return to work? It is important to not aggravate your injury by working or engaging in other strenuous activities. If you are unable to return to work, your doctor may be able to provide verification for your employer.