Portland Auto Accident Doctors
After a Portland car accident, you need to see the doctor first. Seeing the doctor first ensures you have no gap in medical care. A gap in medical care is where you wait or delay you medical treatment. Auto accident injuries need documentation for your personal injury lawyer, without it, you may not get a settlement at all. See a Portland accident doctor immediately following your auto accident.
How soon should I see a Portland Accident Doctor?
You should see a Portland accident doctor ASAP. Insurance companies look at when you seek treatment. If you seek treatment 4 weeks after your accident, it may be too late.Don’t wait to get treatment. Gap or delayed treatment will compromise your injury case. A personal injury lawyer might not even take your case if you wait too long to get treatment after an accident. It’s extremely important to get treatment as soon as possible.
Who pays for medical treatment?
Oregon has personal injury protection. Your Portland Accident doctor can file all the necessary paperwork for you. You don’t have to worry about who is going to pay for the medical care, you can focus on getting better. Don’t wait, See the doctor first. Your medical treatment may be covered by the at-fault party’s insurance company. A Portland accident doctor may be able to see you with no upfront cost to you.
Seeing a doctor can be stressful if you have to pay out pocket for every visit. Doctor’s work in the same manner as your attorney would, they will wait until your case settles, you get paid, and then they get paid. You will not have the stress of paying your medical cost up front. Most primary care doctors want you to pay for your visits as you go. In most cases they will not even file for your med pay. Primary care doctors do not treat auto accidents; they usually prescribe medications for you to take to feel better. Pain killers and muscle relaxers help you function, but they do not heal anything.
After a Portland car wreck, you may suffer from these symptoms
- Arm Pain
- Back Pain
- Contusions (bruising)
- Difficulty concentrating
- Leg Pain
- Muscle Weakness
Whiplash is the most common accident injury
Whiplash occurs when your neck gets thrust forward and then back again very rapidly. This whipping motion is where the name whiplash comes from. Whiplash can have delayed onset of injury. You may feel fine the day of the accident. Days or weeks later you may feel severe discomfort or pain. Patients may have headaches or pain in other areas of their body; this could be symptoms of whiplash. Seek medical care ASAP after you have been in a Portland auto collision.
Gap in medical care or Delay in treatment
What is a gap in medical treatment? This is after you have an auto accident; you may feel fine so you don’t go see a doctor. Days or weeks go by and then you start feeling pain. So you go see a Dr., but it has been two weeks since the car wreck. This would be a gap in medical care. You don’t want to find yourself with a gap in medical care. The insurance company will try to say that your injury came from anywhere but the car wreck. A gap in medical care will make it very difficult for your personal injury attorney to prove your injury. Avoid a gap in treatment by seeing the doctor that treats car wreck injuries, call today!
Even if the car accident was your fault, you may be able to get medical care
Oregon has Pip or personal injury protection. Pip will cover you and anyone in your car at the time of the accident for medical care if you are injured. If you have been injured and the accident was your fault, call us, we may be able to help you get the medical treatment you so desperately need. Do not wait though, see a Portland Physician after your car wreck.
See the doctor first after your Portland auto Accident
Why see the doctor first? I thought I needed to see a personal injury lawyer first? Any good personal injury lawyer will tell you the most important thing you could do in a personal injury case is to see a doctor. You can wait to meet a lawyer; you cannot afford to wait to see the doctor. The doctor is the key to your personal injury case, without him, you may not have a case at all. Your medical provider has to provide documentation of injury to your lawyer to prove your injury came from your car wreck. A Portland accident doctor knows how to document car wreck injuries, get your injuries documented today by a Portland accident doctor. Please call today.
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