One of the most common questions people ask after being injured in an accident
is regarding which type of doctor they should see. Many doctors are reluctant
to treat auto accident victims due to a few reasons which are unrelated
to medical practice. First, some family doctors are unprepared to bill
auto insurance companies. While they may be experienced with billing health
insurance companies, auto insurers operate under a completely different
set of rules and regulations which can expose doctors to delays with getting
paid. Likewise, many doctors do not want to get caught up in potential
litigation which can require them to be subpoenaed or be deposed, preventing
them from treating their patients.
Given this information, if you have been injured in a traffic accident,
it is highly recommended that you go to the nearest emergency room for
treatment. Nearly all emergency rooms understand how to bill auto insurance
companies and must treat your emergency medical needs, providing you with
basic medications such as anti-inflammatory pills, muscle relaxers, and
mild pain relievers. Since many injuries sustained in traffic accidents
have symptoms which can worsen over time, such as whiplash, these medications
can prove to be invaluable.
After receiving primary care at an emergency room, you will need to receive
follow-up care from a medical doctor who is capable of treating your injuries.
The type of doctor you should see will vary depending on the type and
severity of your injuries, as will the type of treatment.
Knee, wrist, ankle, and neck, back, and hip injuries are oftentimes best treated by an orthopedic doctor. Chiropractic care
can be beneficial to help re-stabilize the injured area and restore alignment,
preventing further damage and helping victims avoid chronic pain.
Musculoskeletal injuries can be aided via massage therapy by improving circulation and range of
motion, restoring balance to the nervous system. Likewise, physical therapy
can be useful to help restore strength after breaks and strains.
Contact Dean Law Firm
Once you have received treatment, it is urgent you contact a powerful attorney
as soon as possible to maximize your chances of securing the compensation
you deserve. At Dean Law Firm, our Midland car accident lawyers have more
than 20 years of experience and can provide the strong legal support you
need to help you negotiate with the involved insurance companies and pursue
the largest settlement possible for your suffering.
To find out more about how our AV Preeminent® Rated attorneys can do for you,
contact our office online or call us today at (432) 214-8125.