Recovering from an automobile crash can be a long process. While it’s likely a hospital stay is the first step in healing, this is often the shortest step. The process really begins once you are home. Even with doctor’s orders, it can be difficult to know what to do once you’re home. You may be instructed to rest, or you may have to undergo physical therapy or surgical procedures. It’s important to understand the recovery process, so you know when you can return to work and how you can strengthen your car accident claim.
Understanding Your Maximum Medical Improvement
When you are observed, diagnosed, and treated after a car accident, your physician will be able to give you your maximum medical improvement (MMI). An MMI refers to the point in your medical treatment where you will have recovered as much as you will from the injuries you sustained in the collision. Depending on the severity of injuries, it can take months or even years to reach your MMI.