What If I Have to Miss Work Because of a Car Accident?
If you are seriously injured in a car accident, it is important to follow your doctor’s medical advice about what you can and cannot do as a result of your injuries. Your doctor will give you advice about what you should do to improve your medical condition (physical therapy, prescribing medicine, etc.), and also about what you should avoid doing because it could worsen your condition.
Following a doctor’s medical advice is helpful in terms of actually recovering from the injuries you sustained in the car accident, but it is also important for your car accident lawyer’s case that you follow the prescribed course of treatment-including following your doctor’s advice about what activities you should avoid.
There are many leisure activities that you obviously should not do after a car accident injury. For example, marathon-running, rock climbing, and skiing are probably inadvisable after you have suffered a serious strain or sprain in a car accident. Leisure activities such as these, while fun, should be relatively easy for you to put on hold in the aftermath of your injury, especially if you are in severe pain.
One activity you may be tempted to do, even if your car accident injury makes it extremely difficult, is going to work. Medical bills may be piling up, your car could have been damaged or totaled in the accident, and cutting off your main source of income will seem especially difficult because of these financial pressures.
However, if your doctor advises you not to go to work because of your medical condition following your car accident, it is important that you follow his or her advice. An experienced car accident attorney will attempt to recover lost earnings as part of your car accident lawsuit, and a failure to heed your doctor’s advice not to work will be seen by the jury or the opposing party as being noncompliant with your treatment.
If your doctor has advised you not to work because of injuries sustained in a car accident and you want a Orange County car accident attorney to advise you about what to do, please contact Law office of Samer Habbas at (888) 848-5084 for a free consultation.