If you have recently been in a car accident, chances are you are spending the vast majority of your time at home recovering from the injury. Whether or not you should be recovering from an injury at home depends on the severity of your injury, as certain types of injuries would require you to recover at a hospital under the supervision of trained medical professionals.
Sadly but true, many people make many unforgivable mistakes when recovering from a car accident injury at home, and end up either aggravating their injuries or losing their right to recover damages from the at-fault party, or both.
Since this issue is quite widespread all across Florida, we invited our Hollywood car accident attorney from the Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, P.A., to outline the safety tips on how to stay safe while recovering from an injury and not disrupt your personal injury case by making absurd and inexcusable mistakes.
Just because you are recovering at home, it does not mean that you should be skipping doctor’s visits or forgetting to take medications. It is critical that you visit your treating doctor as required, and follow all of your doctor’s recommendations. That includes taking all the medications required.
Our experienced car accident attorney in Hollywood always advises our injured clients to bring a pen and a notebook to the doctor’s appointment and write every recommendation and instruction down. If you cannot write things yourself, bring a family member or friend with you.
Being honest with your doctor during those appointment is also crucial, just as it is to ask plenty of questions. Failure to do any of the above-mentioned can not only slow down the progress of your recovery, but also give the at-fault party a reason to question the severity of your injuries. If you skip doctor’s appointment, then maybe your injury is not as bad as you claim it to be?
In order to recover faster and eliminate the risk of making your injury worse, your doctor will most likely place certain limits on what you can and cannot do while recovering at home. You may be recommended against performing certain activities at all, and many physically-demanding tasks will most likely be limited. It is important to follow your doctor’s recommendations and exercise extra caution and common sense to avoid aggravating your injuries at home. So yeah, it is highly advised that you let someone else do the groceries and laundry. Give your body an opportunity to heal.
Do not get me started about how the moral support from your loved ones helps you recover faster, but in addition to the moral support, you will also need their help around the house. As we have mentioned earlier, take it easy and do not overdo things.
This can make a huge difference in your recovery, as letting your body do its magic and heal you from the inside is the main idea of recovering at home. If there is no one you could ask to help you around the house, consider hiring a nurse or asking one of your friends to visit you every day or even live with you until you complete your recovery.
After a car accident, even if you were partially to blame for the collision, recovering damages from the other party is crucial, though often not as easy as it might seem. Collecting evidence, gathering all kinds of documents, putting a personal injury claim together, filing claims, trying to make sense of Florida personal injury law… All these steps will put a huge strain on your body while you are recovering, something you need to avoid at all cost if you want to recover faster.
That is why it is highly advised that you let a Hollywood car accident attorney handle the legal aspects of your case and recover compensation on your behalf. Contact the Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, P.A., to speak about your legal options today. Call our offices at 305.931.6666 or 954.523.8292 or fill out this contact form for a free case evaluation.