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Always listen to your doctor. Not just for medical reasons, but also for the sake of your lawsuit. That’s the key message in this week’s Tip of the Week video from Gathings Law’s Senior Partner, Lloyd Gathings. That means that if a doctor tells you to take a certain medicine for a period of time, do certain stretches everyday, stay in bed and rest, etc., that you follow their instructions to the letter. Why? Because if your case goes to a trial, a jury will hear those recommendations. If you were injured because of a car wreck, an on-the-job injury, a defective product, or someone else’s actions, you can be awarded damages because of those injuries. However, if jurors hears that you did not listen to your doctor, they may decide that your pain and suffering was worsened because you did not take the necessary steps to help your recovery.

If you or a loved one is suffering from an injury due to a car wreck, on the job injury, a defective product, or the wrongful acts of another person, give Gathings Law a call. We are here to help.

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