What should I tell my doctor about my car wreck?

If you are injured in a car wreck and seek medical care, you should tell your doctor, the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. 

Let your doctor know how you were hurt and be completely honest with him regarding your injuries. 

That means:

  1. Tell him about every pain and problem, even if you think it is minor. If you don't report it when it first bothers you, it is hard to get the treatment paid for in the future.
  2. Tell him about your medical history and make sure you let him know of any pre-existing problems you had prior to the wreck. If you don't, the insurance company will argue you tried to mislead your doctor.
  3. Do exactly what he/she tells you to do and make every appointment. If you don't, the insurance company will argue you must not have been hurt because you didn't go to your doctor.

If you are unsure about what to say to your doctor or have concerns about the car accident process, contact Car Accident Attorney Dirk Derrick at The Derrick Law Firm for a free consultation. 843-248-7486.

With over 29 years of personal injury law experience, Accident Attorney Derrick was voted BEST ATTORNEY by the readers of the Myrtle Beach Herald and the Horry Independent.

The Derrick Law Firm serves the state of South Carolina and has office locations in Myrtle Beach, Conway, North Myrtle Beach, Charleston, North Charleston, and Mt. Pleasant.