Accident Medical Treatment Advice in Orange County CA
You've just suffered an auto
accident and you're not sure what to do. Like most people you have
many questions after your car accident. Questions like:
- Who's going to fix my car
- How can I get a loaner car?
- Will I have to miss work?
Interestingly enough, most people
worry about the tangible things such as car repairs and such and do
not concentrate on the most important thing, which is their health.
Given a day or two and in a surprising number of cases weeks or
months, the pain, stiffness and other car accident symptoms will
sooner or later cause them to seek medical treatment.
Car Accident Medical Treatment is
different than other types of conditions or health problems. Injuries
arising from car crashes are Personal Injury matters that have legal
consequences associated with them. To protect yourself, you should be
careful to choose the car accident medical treatment doctor who
specializes in this field and knows exactly how to proceed both
medically and legally.
How soon after a car accident
should I go for treatment?
As soon as possible. Time is of the
essence for a couple of reasons. Medically, you need to make sure that
you are properly diagnosed and begin treatment quickly. Long delays in
treatment have been found to cause prolonged and incomplete recovery
times. Legally, auto insurance company computer systems are
designed to detract from cases that begin treatment later than 72
hours after the accident. Adjusters will give you and/or your attorney
more resistance in negotiating over this point.
What doctor should I choose?
If you have a heart attack you need a
cardiologist to care for you. If you need brain surgery, you should
consult a neurosurgeon. If you've had a car accident, you need to be
seen by a car accident injury specialist. A doctor specifically
trained in car crash reconstruction, traumatic brain injury, whiplash,
etc are best equipped to properly diagnose you. You may have injuries
not uncovered by your primary MD or general chiropractor. A specialist
will know what to look for. Treatment is not the same as for a general
ache or pain or even a sports injury. Healing times are different,
different approaches to treatment are required and being able to
determine if any permanent injury has occurred and document it for the
legal aspect of your case is crucial.
Who is going to pay for my
accident medical treatment?
This is a common question. Ultimately,
the person who is at fault is responsible. Their insurance will
reimburse you for your medical treatment and other damages like pain
and suffering. The problem is, they will not pay until you are done
treating and ready to settle your case. And they will only pay
directly to you; they will not pay your doctor. Don't be
discouraged. Your medical treatment may be paid by:
- Your health insurance
- Your own auto insurance if you have
medical payments coverage
- Your own accidental injury policy
But what if I don't have health
insurance, medical payments coverage on my car or an accident policy?
In this case, you will need to find a
car accident doctor who will provide treatment for you on a lien
basis. This means they will provide care at no up front cost to you.
When your case settles, your car accident doctor will then be paid.
This is tremendously risky for the doctor. He or she will put out much
effort and expense to treat you with no guarantee to be paid after you
receive your personal injury settlement check. Therefore, most doctors
will only treat you if you are represented by a personal injury
attorney. The attorney will sign a lien promising to pay the doctor
out of the proceeds of the case.
The important thing is to act now.
Call (714) 938-0575 for a Free Car Accident Severity Evaluation by a
leading Orange County Car Accident specialist.
Don't delay your car accident
treatment any further. To recover fully from your accident and receive
the most fair personal injury settlement, you must be seen as soon as
More Questions About
Car Accident Medical Treatment? Call (714) 938-0575 to speak with Dr
Dr Barry Marks, DC Car Accident Doctor
- Serving Orange County since 1986
- Post-doctorate specialty training
in Orthopedics, Disability Evaluation and Whiplash & Brain Trauma
- Thousands of successful cases
Dr Marks can assist you in receiving
the best car accident medical treatment in Orange County as well as
provide advice on how to manage your case without an attorney. Of
course as a leading Orange County personal injury expert, he can
provide the names of the best personal injury attorneys in Orange
County should you be more comfortable being represented by legal
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CLINICAL PROFESSOR, LOS ANGELES COLLEGE OF CHIROPRACTIC
INSTITUTE OF SAN DIEGO ADVANCED GRADUATE IN WHIPLASH & BRAIN
INDUSTRIAL DISABILITY EVALUATOR (IDE), INTL. CHIRO. ASSOC.
QUALIFIED MEDICAL EXAMINER (QME), STATE OF CA, DIV. OF INDUST.
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