If you have been injured, a Bettendorf personal injury attorney may be able to help you pursue compensation. However, you must first do what you can to improve your physical condition so you can recover from your injury. This is required by law and is called mitigating your damages.
Seeing Your Doctor
Going to appointments with your doctor is one way to show you are doing your best to recover. You need to stay in touch with your doctor and avoid missing appointments. If you do have to cancel, you should notify your doctor as early as you can to avoid your appointment being given the “no show” label, which can be used against you at your trial or at the time of settlement.
Seeing Your Physical Therapist
Your physician or the hospital that treats you may prescribe physical therapy to help you recover from your injury. Physical therapy can help with many different types of injuries such as strains and sprains. If you have been prescribed physical therapy, go to your sessions and participate actively. Try to avoid cancellation as much as you can, and if you do need to cancel, give your physical therapist notice as much in advance as possible.
Follow Your Doctor’s Advice
If your doctor prescribes medications or exercises, or if he places limitations on your activities, follow his orders. If you do not follow his orders, that may be used against you when it is time to settle your case. It can also be used against you if litigation comes of your claim. Follow your doctor’s advice when it relates to work and leisure activities as well. For example, if your doctor tells you to rest and stay away from certain activities, such as work, you need to follow his advice or risk affecting the legal aspects of your case. Your recovery will be enhanced if you follow your doctor’s advice, and your Bettendorf personal injury lawyer may be able to recover lost wages.
Contact Our Bettendorf Personal Injury Attorney
If you have been injured and would like to seek compensation, contact VanDerGinst Law, P.C. at 1-866-788-5297. An attorney may be able to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. A Bettendorf personal injury attorney may help you receive compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical expenses.