Tell Your Doctor About Stiffness in Your Muscles and Joints After a Personal Injury Auto Accident
To recover full compensation in your personal injury case, it's important to tell your doctor about any stiffnes you're feeling in your muscles or joints, such as your neck, back, shoulder, knee or hand.
Stiffness can occur in any muscle, tendon, or ligament and is caused by inflammation of the damaged tissue, which occurs when that area of the body has suffered a direct hit or has been extended or flexed beyond its normal range of motion, like in a a "whiplash" injury.
Insurance companies read your medical records. If decreased range of motion and stiffness are noted and have had a negative effect on your work, household duties and enjoyment of life, we can prove more damages and win more money for you in your case.
So, if you feel stiffness and decreased range of motion from your injuries, be sure your doctor knows and writes this down in your records. This will help us prove more legal damages for you, and more legal damages results in more financial compensation for you.