If you have been involved in a serious accident such as a car wreck, truck crash, or motorcycle collision, you have likely suffered significant injuries which have required you to take time off work and receive medical treatment. In many cases, auto accidents can result in severe injuries which might take weeks or month to heal – for example: broken bones, sprains and strains, soft tissue damage, spinal injuries, concussion, etc…
Being injured is no fun at all, and it can be a major disruption to all aspects of your life. Although it might therefore be extremely appealing to return to work at the earliest possible opportunity, it is important for you to understand that doing so might not always be the best option.
If you have been seriously injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you have a right under Texas law to make a claim for compensation against the at-fault person’s insurance company. You are entitled to fair compensation which included monetary damages for all accident-related medical care you have received, lost income as a result of not being able to work, as well as to compensate you for the very real pain and suffering you have experienced.
One of your key responsibilities as an injured accident victim, therefore, is to do all that you can do to ensure you heal as fully and as quickly as possible. Even though the insurance company must pay all your doctor bills, you have a duty to follow doctor’s order and do everything you can to keep these costs as low as possible. Returning to work prematurely could potentially jeopardize your physical recovery, which could backfire and force you to undergo further surgeries or even take more time off work.
In order to have the best possible chance of recovering the full and fair compensation you deserve, it is vital that you are a good patient at all times following your accident through until the point where you are fully healed. This is important advice even if you decide not to hire an attorney, because who wants their accidental injuries to linger? Following doctor’s orders and abstaining from returning to work until you are absolutely recovered is always the best course of action to take.
Do I Need an Injury Lawyer?
If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, it is usually wise to consult with a Dallas-Fort Worth attorney who is board certified in personal injury trial law. Doing so will allow you to fully understand your legal rights and options, as well as comprehend the daunting task of going up against the liable insurance company to get every penny that you deserve as a result of being injured.
Call the Anderson Law Firm today to speak with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys. Call our Dallas office at 214-327-8000 or our Fort Worth office at 817-294-1900.
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