Are there any guidelines to follow when seeing my doctor?

Always tell the truth when you see a doctor. Lying about symptoms and then making a personal injury claim is fraud. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be specific about explaining in detail the symptoms you do have. You should provide the doctor with all of your specific complaints. Making a list of all your complaints ahead of time is a wise idea to make sure you cover everything during your examination.

In considering your symptoms, don’t discount any of them as unimportant and tell the doctor about any sensation that is out of the ordinary. A light headache or dizziness may be evidence of a concussion or hyperventilation. Tingling sensations in your fingers or legs may indicate damage to your vertebrae. You want to make sure the doctor knows about symptoms when you first experience them, so they aren’t attributed to some other cause later down the line. An insurance company will jump at the chance to throw doubt on the cause of your injury and present other activities that may have resulted in injury, as opposed to the accident.

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