Do I Have to See a Specific Doctor After a Car Accident?
The insurance company you go up against in a personal injury matter has one priority: protect profits. To do so, they’re more likely to lie to claimants and try and take advantage of the vulnerability of the injured during a time they need answers the most.
Part of these lies is trying to tell individuals that they have to see a specific doctor to verify the injury before filing a claim. However, it’s important to know which doctor you need to see, and what your rights are moving forward.
Severe Injuries Require Emergency Room Care
If you’ve been severely injured, you should be sure to go to the emergency room and see a doctor as soon as possible after the incident. The emergency room is the best way to get immediate care and treatment that you need.
Following the visit to the emergency room, you should follow up with your primary care specialist to continue receiving care and have medical records indicating what injury you sustained, what steps you’re taking to heal, and how the injuries are impacting you financially.
What If My Doctor Won’t See Me?
Unfortunately, there are some doctor’s offices where they decline seeing you following an injury caused by negligence because they are not setup properly to bill the other party’s insurance company, or because they know that they may need to be witnesses later on in the process.
If this happens, you have the right to seek a second opinion from another doctor. We know it may prove to be difficult if you don’t have medical insurance and you can’t afford it. There may still be options to help you with this, as well!
At Lowe Law Group, we want to help you to the best of our abilities, including answering questions you may have. This is a difficult time for you and we want to give you the peace of mind you need so you can move forward with confidence.
Our personal injury attorneys are standing by, ready to pursue the compensation you need after suffering harm as a result of someone else’s negligence. We’re focused on your best interests and your rights are our best interests.
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