The Biggest Mistake Accident Victims Should Avoid.

The biggest mistake an accident victim should avoid is not going to see their doctor regularly.

Sometimes people feel that they are getting good treatment from a physiotherapist or somebody else, and because they feel they are making progress, they don’t see their doctor regularly. It is very important that they see their doctor on a regular basis, while they are having any problems related to their injuries–even if they are getting treatment from somebody else. They need to tell the doctor all the problems they are having, whether or not they think that they are medically significant or related to the accident. It is also important that their doctor understand their job and the physical demands of the job.

When the claim goes to court, it is important that the claim be backed up by a medical doctor’s evidence. It simply has the most weight. Though there may be information from the chiropractor or therapist, the single most important document that a lawyer presents is the family doctor’s medical report.

If you, or someone you care about, is dealing with Personal injury law issues in the Vancouver, British Columbia Region, contact Stephens & Holman.

This article is taken from a October 17, 2007 interview with Simon Holman, LL.B., Personal Injury Lawyer with Stephens & Holman in Vancouver , a Personal Injury Law Firm.

Note that laws vary from province to province. Please consult with a lawyer in your own area to be sure of the laws and specific issues in your own jurisdiction.