Immediately following an accident most injured parties seek emergency medical care. Unfortunately, it is not unusual for an injured person to avoid scheduling follow-up treatment. Either a person without medical insurance is concerned about accumulating additional medical bills, or they are afraid to miss work. Regardless of the reason, not getting treatment in the days or weeks following an accident can negatively affect your case. The importance of receiving post-accident follow-up medical care cannot be stressed enough.
Following Medical Advice
Instructions regarding follow-up medical care are usually provided at the end of an emergency room visit. The attending physician or the nurse responsible for your care will explain what type of specialist should be seen or provide instructions for seeing a primary care physician. These instructions are also included on any discharge notes and become part of your medical record.