How Long after an Accident Should You Monitor and Report Your Injuries?

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Injuries that an accident victim suffers can be debilitating and can last for a lengthy period of time. This is especially true of serious bone fractures, traumatic head injuries, and other severe injuries. In fact, some of these injuries might even wind up being permanent.

Generally speaking, you should continue to monitor and report your injuries for as long as you continue treating them after your accident. However, when you are treating, it is important to keep certain things in mind.

First of all, you should avoid long gaps in treatment. If you fail to treat for a significant period of time, the insurance company will probably believe that you were not injured in the accident all that seriously. It is also important to avoid discharging yourself from medical care or physical therapy. Instead, you should wait for the facility to formally discharge you.

Once you have completed all of your medical treatment, your personal injury lawyer can submit all of your medical records, physical therapy records, procedure records, and bills to the insurance company for evaluation. The fewer gaps in treatment that you have, the better off you will generally be. In order for your medical treatment and injuries to be compensable, they must be related to the accident.

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Personal Injury FAQs

What is Considered a Long Gap in Treatment?

A long gap in treatment typically means failing to treat for two to three weeks or longer.

How Will a Medical Provider Know When to Discharge You?

A medical provider will typically discharge a patient when he or she reaches a level of maximum medical improvement. 

What is Maximum Medical Improvement?

A patient typically reaches a level of maximum medical improvement when treatment is no longer helping, and he or she is no longer receiving a benefit from the treatment.

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