Never Miss a Doctor's Appointment
One of the key components of your personal injury case is the medical treatment you receive. Over the course of your recovery, you’ll more than likely visit the doctor several times and may even have physical therapy sessions multiple times each week. The road to recovery can be long and tiresome, and you may be tempted at times to skip a doctor’s appointment or rehab session. We strongly advise you to never miss a doctor’s appointment. Here are 3 reasons why:
- Recovery requires diligence—First and foremost, you need to concentrate on recovering as quickly and completely as possible. That requires diligence on your part. We understand constant trips to the doctor and other treatment can wear on you, but they are necessary to getting you back to 100%.
- Consistency is important—In a personal injury case, it’s important to show consistency on your medical record. When we present your medical expenses to the insurance company or a jury (if it goes to trial), we need to be able to point out that you never missed a doctor’s appointment or rehab session. That validates your injury and proves your commitment to getting better.
- The insurance company will use it against you—Just as we want to emphasize consistency in treatment, the insurance company is eager to point out any inconsistencies in your medical records. The insurance company can use any gaps in your treatment, such as a few missed appointments, to imply that your injuries are not as serious as you claim. Don’t give them that chance.
At Cofman Townsley, we’re here to help shepherd you through your recovery. If you must miss a doctor’s appointment or therapy session, contact your attorney beforehand. We may be able to help you make the appointment or reschedule in a timely manner.