A Checklist to Be Certain You Are Informed
Confusion and uncertainty are often frustrating consequences of a motor vehicle accident. You may sense that you’ve suffered an injury, but there are few, if any obvious signs. An experienced doctor should be able to help you quell much of your anxiety. Is it a serious injury or something that will simply heal with time and rest? What’s the best treatment? How long can you expect to feel out of sorts?
Here are some specific questions to ask your physician that will help you get a better handle on your health:
- What is the specific nature of my injuries? What body parts are injured, and what type of pain, discomfort, or other impact should I anticipate? Does the doctor consider the injuries to be mild or serious?
- What is the projected recovery time? Obviously, some injuries heal faster than others. Are there injuries that will have a long-term or permanent impact? Are there alternative treatments that might accelerate recovery? If so, what are the trade-offs? Will most of my recovery be under the guidance of medical professionals, or will I spend time healing on my own?
- Will I need to take prescription medications? If so, what will I need to take and for how long? What is the risk of abuse or addiction with the prescribed drugs? Are there alternatives that may be safer? Are there over-the-counter medications that provide the same or similar benefits?
- Will I be able to work while I recover? If not, how long can I expect to be out of work? If I can return to work, will I need to be on restricted duty for any period of time?
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At Advantage Healthcare Systems, we have extensive experience working successfully with individuals who suffer any type of injury in a motor vehicle accident. Call us toll-free at 1-877-487-8289 or fill out the form provided below to schedule an assessment. We offer locations across Texas, including Fort Worth, Dallas, and San Antonio.