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Quick Summary on Choosing the Best Doctor After a Car Accident

excerpt from MattLaw posted July 20, 2016
  • Do not wait to find a doctor — find one immediately
  • Do not rely on your primary care doctor
  • Avoid doctors from legal referral services
  • Find a specialist that treats your specific types of injuries
  • Make sure the doctor knows how personal injury cases work
  • Tell all of your doctors about any and all of your current and previous injuries or conditions
  • Treat regularly with your doctor until you reach MMI (Maximum Medical Improvement)

Do not rely on your primary care physicians

Most people think they should call their primary care doctor after an accident. Although your primary care doctor is probably an excellent physician, there are two huge reasons why you shouldn't rely on them as your main treating doctor.


Firstly, accident injuries are not their area of focus.


First, your primary care doctor probably doesn't want to get involved in treating accident injuries. Your primary care physician focuses his care of patients who have internal medical conditions. Rather than on spinal injuries, concussions, broken bones, and such things. Your primary care physician will likely refer you to a specialist.


However, you may call your primary care doctor. Tell them about your injuries and see if they will see you. They will probably tell you to see a specialist and explain how to find a doctor after a car accident that can treat your specifc problems.

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