Car accidents can lead to serious injuries, and you should always see a doctor if you have been involved in one. However, your primary care doctor may not be your best choice. There are some important things you should look for when selecting a doctor after your accident.
Experience With Car Accident Cases
Not all doctors are set up to accept payments from car insurance in accident cases. If a doctor has experience with car accident situations, they will be set up to deal with insurance. They will also know what types of injuries to look for based on the circumstances of your accident. In addition, a doctor with experience in car accident cases will know how to write up an appropriate medical report for your case.
Find a Specialist
If you do decide to see your primary care physician or if you go to an emergency room or urgent care, you may be referred to a specialist based on your injuries. For instance, you may be sent to an orthopedic surgeon if you have sustained a bone fracture. Do research on the doctors in your area and try to find one that is well-respected and has good patient reviews. You can always consult with your attorney for help in finding the best specialist.
The most important part of a doctor-patient relationship is good communication. You should feel comfortable telling your doctor about your pain and injuries and any concerns you may have. Your doctor should listen to your concerns and explain things in a clear and direct manner. Without good communication, it may be difficult to get quality care.
You should feel like you can trust your doctor to do what’s best to treat your injuries. This may not happen at your first meeting but look for red flags. Your doctor should always be transparent and be willing to speak about any and all health concerns.
Contact a Car Accident Attorney
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you may want an experienced car accident attorney on your side. Gregg Goldfarb has been helping car accident victims for over 25 years. Contact us online or call us at 305-374-7000 to schedule a free consultation.