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Two Things You Should Never Discuss With Your Doctor After An Accident

Posted by Guy DiMartino | Jul 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Lees personal injury lawyer explains the two things that a person injured in an accident should never discuss with their doctor.

Do not repeat discussions with the insurance adjuster

If you've been injured in an accident, you should never repeat any discussions that you have with the insurance adjuster with your doctor.  You may be saying to yourself, I would never do that, I can tell you that I see these statements in medical records all the time.

This is how it might happen. You're at home and receive a phone call from the adjuster and he/she says something that aggravates you.  Maybe he is not giving you a rental car or offering you enough to replace your totaled vehicle. You go to your doctor's office and the nurse asks you how you're doing, and you respond, the insurance adjuster did “this and that.”  Your comments get written in the medical record by the nurse or medical assistant.

Do not repeat discussions with your lawyer

Discussions with your lawyer are protected under the attorney client privilege.  If you divulge this information to your healthcare provider, you've destroyed the privilege.  I can't tell you how many times I've seen this in files.

You speak to your lawyer or paralegal and they bring you up to speed on something that has happened in the case.  Maybe a witness supports your facts of the accident or the judge made a certain ruling.  You go to your doctor's office and repeat that your lawyer found a witness that supports you version of the accident – this information gets charted in the medical record.

Your healthcare provider is there to take care of your injuries not be involved in the insurance or legal issues.  If this information is repeated to your doctor it can be used against you in a number of ways.  It can also make the doctor look like he/she is an interested party or advocate instead of a disinterested healthcare provider.

Nothing good comes from repeating this type of information to your healthcare providers.  Don't do it. Any questions about a Leesburg accident, you can always give me a call at (352) 267-9168.

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Guy DiMartino

I have loved helping people in need for almost three decades.  It has been my privilege to serve people as their pastor, chiropractor, and lawyer.  The current focus of my legal practice and life’s passion is helping the seriously injured receive complete compensation for their injuries. I am a Florida Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney. What that really means is that I am no stranger to the courtroom.  I have successfully tried and handled serious cases in state and federal courts.  My backgrounds in both law and chiropractic medicine have given me a unique perspective, extensive knowledge, and wide experience to serve those I represent. For years as a chiropractic physician, I treated my patients to alleviate their pain and suffering. Now as their lawyer, I fight to bring them financial compensation for their pain and suffering. During my years of service, I have handled many traumatic injury cases ranging from the traumatic amputation of a limb to brain and spinal cord injury.  I consider it an honor to serve you and your family. When a person entrusts me and I accept to represent them, I don’t take that relationship and responsibility lightly. My approach is that we work as a team. We are partners and our goal is the best outcome for you and your family with the highest level of communication throughout. I am always available by phone or email to discuss my potential representation of your injury case. I handle cases throughout Florida. Education: National University of Health Sciences – BS (1984), DC (1986) Valparaiso University School of Law – JD, summa cum laude (1999) Bar Admissions: Florida (2000), Indiana (1999), Illinois (2000, expired); US District Courts of Appeals (11th Circuit, 7th Circuit); United States District Courts: Southern and Middle Districts of Florida; Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; Northern and Central Districts of Illinois; and District of Colorado. Certification:  Civil Trial, Florida Bar Guy DiMartino on Google+ – Circle Guy on Google+ Guy DiMartino on Google+

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