Was involved in accident, i was not at fault, im getting treatment for the injury, but muscle soreness is now in a new area. Is that normal. the accident was like two weeks ago. Should I tell the dr about the new pain?
You should inform the doctor of your symptoms, health problems, and pain. Your treating doctor will be in the best position to assess your injuries and order testing to better diagnose the source and origin of your pain and discomfort. The insurance company will question any injuries claimed from the accident including but not limited to those that seem to arise 2 weeks following the accident date.
Yes you should tell the doctor about the new pain area.You should obtain needed medical care and treatment immediately and follow the doctor's advice. Do not give any statement to the adverse party or insurance company nor grant them access to any medical records. Photograph the injuries and the damage done to any property. Contact a personal injury attorney in your area as soon as possible so that you can protect your rights. You may also find it helpful to review the Legal Guides I have published on Avvo.com dealing with many of the issues you are now facing.
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The best person to answer this question is your doctor. However, it is possible for the pain to onset several days, sometime weeks, after an accident. More importantly, you must inform your doctors of all of your medical issues. A personal injury attorney’s job is to obtain compensation for our injured clients and see that they are made whole (get you back to the physical condition you were in before the accident). It is the doctor’s role to tend to all of your medical needs. The personal injury attorney’s role is to ensure that you are adequately compensated for your pain and suffering.
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