Tennessee Personal Injury Case: Following a Doctor's Orders

Will the failure to follow my doctor's instruction impact my Tennessee personal injury case?

The failure to follow your doctor's instructions can affect not only your recovery but also your Tennessee personal injury case.

Let me explain how. When you are involved in either the potential settlement of a case or actually going to trial in a case, the insurance company on the other side will be looking to see whether or not you have followed your doctor's advice. Because it is your responsibility to mitigate, that is a funny legal word but it means reduce, the affect or the injuries on your life. And to use the resources available to you to recover as completely as you can.

For most juries and most insurance companies, that means following the recommendations of your doctors so that you could help get a complete recovery.

So at our law firm we encourage our clients, number one, to go to their doctor's appointments and physical therapy appointments as they are setup. Don't miss them, please try to go unless you are so ill that you can't get there.

And then second, follow the advice of your healthcare professionals. This is important not only for your lawsuit but also so that you can get a full recovery from your injuries.

After all, a lawsuit can just get you money. Your health is much more important than any money award that we could ever get for you.

So please do the best that you can to follow your doctor's advice, the advice of your physical therapist, and get the medical treatment that you need.

At our firm we've been helping people for over 32 years solve their legal problems in connection with the injuries they received through no fault of their own. We'd be honored with the opportunity to try to help you.

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