10 In so many cases, injury victims and even their doctors are so focused on the biggest injury or injuries that they forget or pay less attention to other less apparent injuries and medical symptoms. The body, however, works as a system, so your best healing will occur when all injuries are fully addressed from the beginning. After a serious injury accident, it is incredibly important to identify and tell your medical providers about every single part of your body that hurts and every medical symptom you experience, from your head to your toes; both internal and external. It’s important to do so as soon as possible after the accident, including telling first responders such as EMT’s/paramedics and emergency room nurses and doctors. It’s also important to continue to update your doctors and ultimately your attorney about new developments in your physical and mental condition, no matter how small or trivial you may think these are. As it relates to your case, if you don’t inform your doctors about all of your injuries and symptoms early on or as they arise, it makes it difficult for you to recover financial compensation for these injuries down the road as it brings into doubt whether the accident caused that particular injury or something else did. Worse, if you tell some medical providers about certain injuries and symptoms but not others, then the defense will sow doubt as to the credibility of your damages. Thus, it is important to consistently report all of your injuries and symptoms to all medical providers as you experience them. Most importantly, do not miss your medical appointments. Your medical treatment, or lack thereof, will be of vital importance as to the value of your case. TIP NO. 1 REPORT EVERY SINGLE SYMPTOM, ACHE, AND PAIN TOP 10 TIPS FOR THE INJURED TOP 10 TIPS FOR THE SERIOUSL Y INJURED 800-818-1818 • DominguezFirm.com