Taking all medications.

Whether your doctor prescribes painkillers, antibiotics, or other medications, it’s important you read and understand all labels to take medications appropriately and as instructed.

Asking questions.

If at any time during your treatment and healing process you feel you don’t understand instructions or the reasoning behind a certain recommendation, ask your treating medical staff for clarification or get a second opinion. Part of prioritizing your health includes fully understanding your treatment.

Being prepared.

When you meet your doctor for initial treatment and follow-up appointments, you must help your doctor gain a full picture. This includes providing complete medical history and keeping track of your day-to-day management of pain and symptoms, often by recording them in a journal.

Committing to Your Mental Health

Car accident victims often sustain mental trauma in addition to their physical injuries. For this reason, it’s important to also prioritize treatment for emotional and psychological issues, including:


After being injured in a car accident, you might find it overwhelming to drive again or even be in a car. Don’t take this feeling lightly. Seek professional help, and keep a journal to track your anxious feelings when they occur and their severity.


Loss of sleep, loss of interest, fatigue, and aches and pains are all symptoms of depression. Though a depressive episode caused by a car accident might be temporary, you should seek out help from a counselor to manage and improve these feelings.


Christopher L. Russo
Helping Rhode Island personal injury victims for nearly three decades to get the compensation they deserve.
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