You should mention all of your injuries to every single doctor you visit after a car accident. The reason is that you want to be consistent with your complaints from the very first visit to the very first doctor. Insurance companies are using software more and more to analyze personal injury cases. If you do not complain about certain injuries to the doctors, it's almost like the injury never occurred. The insurance adjuster simply will not consider the injury if it's not listed. Also if there are inconsistencies, they will be used against you. For example if you complain of neck pain to one doctor then fail to complain of neck pain to another doctor, it may not even be considered - even if you weren't seeing the second doctor for neck pain. You have to be exhaustive in your complaints.
Also, do not simply mention the injuries the currently bother you, but make sure to mention the injuries that bothered you shortly after the accident as well. After all, those injuries resulted from the accident and should not be overlooked. Remember, insurance companies are using software, and if they don't input the correct information, your case may be undervalued. You have to make sure your doctors have your complaints properly documented, not only within the handwritten records generated by the doctor and the doctor's support staff, but it also helps if those complaints are contained in the narrative typed reports.
If you have suffered a serious car accident and need help with your personal injury case, please call (661) 414-7100 and ask for a free consultation with attorney Robert Mansour. Robert serves Santa Clarita and its communities of Valencia, Saugus, Canyon Country, Newhall, Castaic and Stevenson Ranch.
by Robert Mansour
Robert Mansour is a personal injury lawyer serving Santa Clarita, Valencia,