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Seeking Medical Treatment after a Car Accident – Part 1

If you’ve been involved in a car accident, you may be compensated for both the property damage and the physical injuries that resulted from the accident. As discussed in our previous blog post, a major part of the compensation for physical injuries will include any reasonable costs incurred from your medical treatment. When seeking medical treatment after a car accident, there are a few things you should keep in mind.

Keep Your Treatment Separate

Obviously, you should seek immediate medical attention if necessary. However, if you do not require emergency care, there is no reason to go to the emergency room. Whether or not you go to the emergency room, it is important to follow up with your primary care physician following your injury. Be sure to explain to your doctor that you are there for injuries as a result of a car accident. Try to limit your discussion with your doctor to your injuries resulting from the car accident. That way it will be easier to distinguish visits that you required due to your accident from those for other ailments, like the flu or a cold. At the conclusion of your case, the insurance company is going to want to isolate your medical treatment that resulted from the accident from any other medical services. Keeping these separate will result in a quicker a review of your claim.

Don’t Exaggerate Your Case

Treat your injuries from the car accident like you would any other. Don’t try to run up your bill for medical treatment in hopes that it will increase the value of your case. The insurance company has seen this many times and you will likely be left with a lot of medical bills the insurance company refuses to include in your settlement. The best course of action is to talk to your doctor and make decisions for treatment based on his or her advice. Think about your treatment like you would any other ailment requiring medical care. Listen to your doctor and make your own decision on how best to treat injuries.

Get the Right Guys on Your Team

Most importantly, if you’ve been injured in a car accident, you need an experienced car accident lawyer on your side. The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto are serious lawyers who know how to win. We are happy to review your case with you, answer any questions that you have, and advise you on your best options. Give us a call at (865) 691-2777 or contact us through our website Brown & Roberto, PLLC to set up a free consultation.

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