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Whom you should and should not listen to after an injury

Suffering a personal injury can be a devastating event to endure. No matter how it happened, you are likely wondering how to recover and return to normalcy. You can also expect friends and family to chime in, along with plenty of professionals, inundating you with advice from all angles. Whom you listen to in this time will make all the difference in the outcome of this unfortunate situation.

Carefully question the motivations of those who offer advice, and be sure to prioritize your recovery above all else. As an injury victim, you deserve time to recover, and the party responsible for your accident should be accountable. Consider the following professionals who may offer advice.

Medical professionals

According to the Huffington Post, patients who ignore their doctors’ advice produce a burden of no less than $290 billion each year. The most important thing to do following an injury is to seek medical treatment. Regardless of how minor your injury may seem, you need to have your condition assessed by a medical professional so you can begin the path to recovery. Listen to the advice your doctor gives.

Legal representative

It can be confusing to keep up with all of the phone calls and paperwork that often follow in the wake of an injury. The entire situation, in fact, can be overwhelming for a single person to handle. Because injuries are often a legal issue, enlisting help from an attorney may be the right choice. This is especially true because of the fact that a lawyer works for you and will give advice based on your best interests.

Insurance representatives

If you suffered an injury in a car accident — and sometimes in other situations, too — insurance representatives might contact you. Often, such representatives will want to take a statement from you and discuss your recovery. Unfortunately, however, they are likely trying to minimize their liability and can thus give you advice that is more harmful than helpful.

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