Many of us are guilty of ignoring doctors’ advice. For example, a doctor may warn you to avoid a certain activity, but if you deem yourself well enough, you may choose to partake anyway. Ignoring your doctor’s advice can be a big mistake because it can hinder your healing or even worsen your condition. But did you know that it can also adversely affect your personal injury case? Read on to learn more.
Why is it especially important to listen to your doctor after an injury?
If you were injured as a result of another party’s negligence, you may deserve compensation. This is because an injury can lead to lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and more. But, in order to recover the compensation you deserve, you will have to prove that your injury was a direct result of the negligence of another party. Your medical records will likely play a large role when it comes to fulfilling the burden of proof. For example, you should always seek medical attention immediately after an accident. Not only will this ensure that your injuries are properly treated, but it will provide you with proof of the origin and extent of your injuries. Additionally, it is important to listen to your doctor’s advice after your injuries. Your doctor has years of experience and is looking out for your best interests, so it makes sense to listen to him or her regardless. But, failing to follow doctor’s orders can mean losing your opportunity to recover compensation. This is because insurance companies are often working to prove that you are not as injured as you claim. One way they may do this is by claiming that you failed to follow your doctor’s orders, and therefore you are responsible for the damages that were caused by your injury.
What is the statute of limitations?
If you intend to take legal action for a personal injury accident, it is important to do so right away. This is because of a deadline known as a statute of limitations. In Maryland, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is generally three years from the date of the accident. Failing to file within two years will likely mean losing the opportunity to recover the compensation you need and deserve in order to heal. To avoid missing any important deadlines, contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
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