Question: how do you get the best medical care after a car accident or other personal injury?
Answer: Sometimes people are injured without even realizing the extent of their injuries. For example, a person might feel okay after a car accident due to a rush of adrenaline, only to feel searing pain in their back while sitting at work a week later or a funny feeling while bending over. This is a very common mistake made after a car accident.
Many soft-tissue injuries are not always obvious right away. Even if your injury is not apparent right after the accident, consider going to a specialist or having some tests run. Many injury victims even find that regular chiropractor treatments relieve their symptoms.
In some cases, your family doctor (aka primary care physician) has been the one to whom you’ve trusted your health and wellbeing. You can also start there when getting care for your injuries. Whether you need to first see a primary care physician might also depend on your insurance plan.
If you feel that you cannot afford the medical care you need, talk to an attorney. A lawsuit may bring you some financial relief sooner rather than later.
If your healthcare providers believe that your injuries are very serious or unusual, it’s essential that you find an experienced attorney who specializes in such injuries and who can maximize the recovery you get in any lawsuit.
If you’re not getting care quickly enough from your own doctor, or if you don’t have your own doctor, then talk with your attorneys, as they should be able to help with these kinds of issues as well.