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Make Sure Your Doctor is in the Know after a Virginia Car Accident

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There is a lot that goes on after a Virginia car crash. You have the other driver’s insurance company to deal with, missed time from work, and aches and pains. It is hard to think of everything that has to be done, and shouldn’t be done. However, when it comes to your medical care, you need to take the right approach.


First and foremost, don’t ever wait to see a doctor after an accident. If you’re hurt, you need to be checked out. It’s that simple. Yet, showing up to the medical appointment unprepared could hurt you in the long run. If you choose to pursue a personal injury claim, you need to make sure your doctor knows everything about what is going on. Below are some tips to help you get the most out of your appointment:

  1. Explain your past medical history. If your doctor isn’t aware of medical problems you have had previously, make sure he or she does now.
  2. Don’t embellish the details of the accident. Be forthright with your physician on how the accident happened and don’t exaggerate.
  3. Bring a list of your symptoms. It is all too easy to forget to tell the doctor of a symptom or two. Prepare a list at home and bring it with you to your appointment.


If your injuries are significant, you might want to reach out to a lawyer for help. The law firm of Dulaney, Lauer & Thomas may be able to help you. Call us today at our Warrenton office at 540-341-0007. We also have many more locations to help you.

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