What Type Of Doctor Should I See After An Auto Accident?
There are as many different types of doctors practicing in Texas as there are different types of cars. If you’ve been involved in an auto accident, what type of doctor should provide you treatment? There are many great medical doctors, osteopaths and chiropractors who may be a provider to treat your injuries. However, which is the best for you?
If you first answer a few questions, it will help you determine the best medical provider for your treatment.
The first question to ask is, “What are your injuries”?
If you suffered a concussion in your accident you will certainly want a different provider than if you injured your back or neck. Make sure your medical provider is able to treat or at least manage a claim with your specific injuries.
Next, “How serious are the injuries”?
After an accident you may be suffering from soft tissue injuries or what are referred to as hard injuries or damages.
Soft tissue injuries are usually strains to muscles or strains to ligaments. These types of injuries are usually treated with physical therapy to allow healing and then strengthening of the injured body part.
Hard damages include injuries such as a spinal disc herniation or a broken bone. These injuries frequently require surgery or more specialized care.
Auto claims have a certain level of value which varies from claim to claim. You need to get the proper medical care without exhausting the total value of your claim on the medical treatment.
Always consult with your attorney when selecting the medical provider who will treat you after an accident. Your attorney will usually provide Letters of Protection to the medical providers giving you care – this is a promise pay them out of your settlement. By providing an LOP, you are able to get treatment immediately with no up-front or out-of-pocket expense.
Finally, your attorney and medical provider should work together to maximize your recovery and the value of your claim.