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Personal injury accidents are often unexpected. It is because of this that they can cause detrimental, life-changing injuries to the people who are involved. When this happens, it is imperative that they receive medical attention immediately. Afterward, it is just as important to follow the advice of your doctor so that you can recover. Continue reading below to learn more. 

Why Should I Follow Medical Advice?

There are many reasons why you should follow the advice of your doctor after sustaining an injury in an accident. This includes the following:

  • Doctors are qualified experts. They participate in thorough education and training to be able to practice medicine. It is because of this that advice for treating injuries should only be taken from a licensed physician, as they have the skill and knowledge needed to provide treatment. 
  • Avoid complications. Doctors give the advice that they do in an effort to stop injuries from getting any worse. This can include washing wounds and changing bandages to prevent infections, avoiding certain foods or drugs while taking other medications, and more. 
  • Adjustments can be made. If you are following the instructions of a doctor and provide feedback on how you are recovering, doctors can know what is and is not working. This enables them to create a treatment plan that works for you. 
  • Improve long-term outcomes. By adhering to the proper medical advice, it can improve the outcome of your injuries and recovery. Those who do not follow their doctor’s recommendations may not have the same recovery as a patient who did. 
  • Documented medical records. Reports of the incident, your injuries, doctor’s notes, and general medical records exist when you receive medical treatment. These create a picture of the accident and how it caused your injuries to be used in court to support a personal injury claim.
  • Fight insurance companies. Following doctor’s orders can help eliminate or mitigate any arguments that may take place with insurance carriers regarding financial coverage. 

Contact our Firm

If you have been injured in a New York City accident, Swerling Law is here to help. Our firm understands the challenges that many people face after being hurt in an accident and is prepared to help you receive significant compensation to ease some of your burdens. To schedule a consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney in New York City, contact Swerling Law today.

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