Why do i need to see a doctor who deals in Auto Accidents?
When you have been in an accident, and are injured. Who do you go to? Do you go to your primary care physician, or do you do to an accident doctor. Someone who specializes in auto accidents. They know how to treat people with accident related injuries. There is nothing wrong with going to a primary care physician. Accidents are a different kind of injury. When you break a bone in your body , who do you go see?
You go see a specialist, someone who specializes in what they do. These people tend to be the best at what they do. An accident doctor is a doctor that specializes in auto type injuries. Auto injuries generally tend to be what is called “soft tissue” injuries. That means nothing is broken, but you are still in pain. This pain is caused by torn muscles and ligaments. Documentation of these injuries is very important for you, and your lawyer.
Who is an accident Doctor?
A medical doctor, chiropractor, pain management, orthopedic, neurologist, or physical therapist. More information can be found here
What is an Accident Lawyer?
Accident Lawyers are very similar to specialist. They specialize in accidents. Work, auto, slip and fall, premises liability. They handle nothing but accidents, which makes them good at what they do.If not the best.
What is Med Pay?
Med Pay or medical payments should not be confused with Pip. Medical payments cover your medical cost. In the event of an auto accident, medical payments cover your medical cost. Med pay is very important if you don’t have health insurance or the means to pay for the care out of pocket. Med pay coverage covers you and anyone in your car. It does not matter if the accident was your fault or not, you are still covered for medical cost. More medpay information can be found here
Pip stands for personal injury protection. Pip is mandatory in some states. A listing can be found here. Pip covers medical cost, and in some cases lost wages, etc. Pip coverage usually ranges from 1500.00-250,000.00.PIP can cover the medical and funeral expenses of the insured. It can cover others in the vehicle at the time of the loss. It also can cover pedestrians struck by the covered vehicle. Pip laws vary by state. Please check the law in your state.
Pip and med pay will cover your medical expenses no matter who was at-fault for the accident. This means you can go get medical care for your injury without having to worry about who is going to pay the bill. If the accident was your fault and you live in a Pip state or you have med pay, go see the accident doctor immediately.
What should i do after an accident?
I guess this depends on who was at fault. If you were at fault you need to call your insurance company. Tell them what happened. Give them the name and number of other drivers, and witness’s. If you were not at fault, you need to take pictures. Even iPhone and droid pictures are very clear. If there is a witness, make sure the police get their info. Call the police; do not make the mistake of not calling.
Get an accident case number. If you are seriously injured, call 911. If you have minor injuries, still go to the E.R. If you feel fine, then use your best judgment. Many accident victims will start hurting after the accident. Many things can cause this. Adrenaline is one of them. If you are in pain a few days after the accident, you need to see the doctor. Click here to find a doctor in your area
Should i talk to the insurance company?
I guess this depends on who you ask. If you were at fault, yes. If you were not at fault, then usually no. If you were not injured in the accident. If you did not go see a doctor ,then it might be OK to talk. If you were injured in the accident. You went to see a doctor or plan on it. You went to the emergency room. Then you need to talk to a doctor first to get your injury documented, always see the doctor first. DO NOT give the insurance company a recorded statement if the accident was not your fault. If they are persistent, hang up the phone.
What is Whiplash?
Whiplash is torn muscles and ligament in the neck and upper back. Whiplash sometimes has a delay onset. This means ,although you are injured, you don’t feel any pain right away. Its important to go see an accident doctor after you have been in an auto accident. If you are not injured its peace of mind, if you are, then the doctor can quickly start treating your injury. This will reduce your healing time. If you wait, you could be in quite a lot of pain, and down time may be increased.
What is documentation of injury?
Documentation of an injury is medical records, doctors notes, X-rays. Without proper documentation of your injury, you might not get the maximum settlement you deserve, if one at all. An accident doctor is a physician that knows how to document and injury. Without proper documentation you might not even have a personal injury case.
The lawyer uses this documentation to prove your injury. Poor or improper documentation may devalue a personal injury case dramatically.See an accident doctor today to get your injury properly documented. Don’t take chances with the welfare of you or your family
I can’t find a doctor listed in my area
Accident doctor is adding doctors everyday. Our mission is to have a doctor listed in your local area close to your home or work. If you can not find a doctor close to you, please contact us immediately. If we don’t have one listed, we will find you one.