Are you automatically entitled to receive money for injuries sustained in an auto-accident? Many people think they are, but the truth is that they are not. Whether you will be compensated depends on many factors, one of the most important being what your doctors say about your injuries. In your medical chart, your doctor needs to note your diagnosis, prognosis and cause of the injury or injuries, and your doctor must relate the injuries to the auto-accident. Without the causal link it is unlikely that you can get fully compensated for your injuries.