You’d be surprised how many times I hear this question. My usual follow up question is, “Are you still in pain?” When the answer is “Yes” I respond with “Yes, go to the Doctor to make sure: everything is going as planned/doesn’t get worse/you don’t need to do more or less.”
Many people feel guilty about going to the doctor. They don’t want to take up the doctor’s valuable time. “Someone else might be injured worse than me.”
When you are involved a car accident, motorcycle collision or some other injury the law in Wisconsin says that you need to be put back into the position you were before the collision. The way we can tell whether you are getting better or how to value your injury is by reviewing the medical records. Doctors help injured people. If you don’t go to the doctor to get better and to follow up with your injuries then how will anyone know if you could have gotten better or if you may get worse.
In short, go to the doctor if you are having problems. Doctors are here to help. Let them.
Jon Groth is a Wisconsin Personal Injury Attorney handling cases throughout Wisconsin and most recently in Mukwanago, Waukesha, Lena and Two Rivers.