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Mistakes to Avoid after a Car Accident

At QualCare Rehabilitation, our experienced and skilled team is committed to providing our clients with high-quality, personalized care after a car accident. However, we often witness some of our patients make mistakes that can slow down their recovery process or hinder their ability to receive insurance benefits.

To help you avoid these same issues, the following are common mistakes we see at our Houston Rehabilitation Center:

  • Revealing too much information to the insurance company. Medical care and recovery treatment after a car accident can be expensive, which is why many people require financial help from their insurance company. Unfortunately, if your provider can find a way to reduce or even deny your claim, they will. Avoid discussing the specifics of how the accident occurred, such as admitting fault. Rather, provide the minimum information necessary to file a claim.
  • Releasing your rights to your medical records. Your insurance adjuster may ask for copies of your medical records or access to your entire patient file; but again, they might be trying to find a way to avoid paying your full compensation. If your insurance company wants direct access to your records, you should refuse. In addition, you should avoid visiting the insurance’s medical provider for an examination.
  • Failing to maintain proper records. One of the most important steps to take after a car accident is taking pictures and documenting the scene. Keep copies of any police reports, medical reports, or other documents related to your injury claim. Having these records can helpful if you are forced to dispute erroneous claims by the other party or insurance adjuster.
  • Failing to correct mistakes. Ensure that your records are correct and mistake-free. Failing to correct any mistakes can have a negative impact on how your insurance adjuster handles your claim.
  • Going against the doctor’s orders. The recovery process requires a lot of patience. If you don’t take the time to heal properly by going to work early, missing appointments, or engaging in activities not recommended by your doctor, you run the risk of causing more serious health issues. Furthermore, the insurance adjuster can reduce your claim if they discover that you went back to work or missed doctor’s appointments.

If you require physical rehabilitation services in Houston, TX after getting injured in a car accident, contact QualCare Rehabilitation for more information.

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