During this phase you will be receiving medical treatment for your injuries. At the time of your accident, it is critical that you not only see a doctor immediately, but continue with all recommended treatment during the treatment phase. Even if you are feeling better or are no longer sore, talk to your physician about whether or not it is appropriate for you to be released from care; never just stop going to your appointments. Insurance companies typically increase or decrease the value of your claim based on the length of time you have treated. For example, if you only receive treatment for a couple of days, they will assess the severity of your injuries although you may still be in pain or have an injury that has yet to be diagnosed.