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April 21, 2023 | Car Accidents

Don't Stop Going to Physical Therapy After an Accident!

Why You Need to Keep Going to PT If You Are Injured in an Accident

If you were injured in an accident, your doctor may recommend that you attend physical therapy as part of your treatment plan. It is important to continue physical therapy until you are advised by a medical professional to stop. Leaving physical therapy early can be harmful to your physical recovery and your case.

At Ajlouny Injury Law we represent individuals who have been seriously injured in accidents throughout New York City. Our attorneys work tirelessly to maximize damages for our clients. If you have been injured, contact our office at (718) 233-3913 to get FREE legal advice. 

When Physical Therapy Is Recommended

Physical therapy (PT) is a routine part of many people‚Äôs treatment plans when they have been seriously injured in an accident. PT can help an injury victim regain strength in parts of the body that were immobilized. 

Physical therapy is often recommended when a person sustains:

  • A broken bone or fracture
  • Nerve damage
  • A torn ligament or tendon
  • A sprain or strain
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Neck or back trauma

Individuals who suffer serious, life-threatening injuries may have to undergo months or even years of physical therapy to fully recover.

How Physical Therapy Can Help

Physical therapy will help improve your health, it may speed up your recovery. It can also be beneficial to your injury claim. Going to physical therapy can help prove the severity of your injury. 

However, if you stop going to your sessions a liable party or their insurance provider may try to downplay your injuries. Additionally, they may argue that you made your injuries were exacerbated by your failure to follow your treatment plan, not the actual accident. 

Receiving Compensation for Your Injuries

If you are injured in an accident, you might be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Depending on the case, you might be able to recover damages related to your medical bills including physical therapy expenses.

It is essential to work with an attorney to ensure that you receive the recovery you deserve after an accident. Without the help of an attorney, you might end up settling for less than your case is worth. An insurance adjuster may try to deny your claim or lessen your injuries. An attorney can help make sure that you get the money you need after your accident. 

What to Do After an Accident 

If you were injured in an accident, you need to seek medical treatment immediately. Follow all recommendations of your healthcare provider including any referrals to physical therapy. Once you are able, you should contact an experienced car accident attorney. An attorney can help you understand your rights and pursue compensation for your injuries.

Injured in NYC? Contact Our Office. 

Were you injured in an accident in NYC? Our attorneys can help you get the recovery you need including compensation for your physical therapy. Contact our office at (718) 233-3913 to speak directly to an attorney. Get FREE legal advice now. Even if your case was rejected by another attorney, we may be able to help. There are no fees unless we win. Call now to get started.

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