It is extremely important to communicate with your doctors once you are injured.
Among other things, make sure to tell your doctor how the accident happened.
Also, it is crucial that you report past complaints or symptoms similar to those that you are experiencing after your accident. In other words, you doctor must know about your history of similar injuries in the past.
Doctors are typically asked to testify about medical causation, or whether an accident caused an injury. Doctors must have a thorough history of your health for prior symptoms in order to best render such an opinion.
Steve is the Managing Shareholder of Steven J. Klearman & Associates, a civil litigation law firm located in Reno, Nevada. He practices primarily in the areas of civil litigation and injury law, and has authored one of the definitive guides to Nevada civil law that is widely used by Nevada judges and attorneys, his book entitled Elements of Nevada Legal Theories.