To build a proper personal injury case, seeing a physician is required, simply because without the proper documentation of the accident, many lawyers will refuse to take a case. Finding a doctor who will help the individual heal their injuries as well as help file a personal injury case is essential for those who’ve been involved in an auto accident.
According recent studies, numerous car accidents occur on a daily basis in the United States alone. Suffering an auto accident can be quite traumatizing for the victim’s health, both physically and mentally. A wide variety of injuries or conditions may develop as a result of the unexpected forces from a car wreck and a majority of these are classified as soft-tissue injuries, which may not be immediately visible after the collision. As a result, many individuals don’t seek medical attention to properly diagnose any underlying injuries or conditions and doing so can have tremendous risks for the victim’s overall health. Thus, one needs to be conscious about these complications and see a healthcare professional immediately after an automobile accident to receive the necessary diagnosis and follow up with the appropriate treatment.
If there are financial concerns for visiting a doctor after being involved in an auto accident, there’s no need to worry. Some states offer PIP, or personal injury protection as part of their insurance plan. PIP was designed to pay for the necessary medical care considered reasonable and essential by the insurance company. Under PIP, insurance companies can additionally pay for lost wages after the individual’s missed work days due to the injuries from an auto accident. Make sure to speak to your healthcare provider or insurance company to know whether or not PIP can help you in your case. In the case personal injury protection, or PIP, does not cover the individual, there are other options to help pay for medical bills following a car wreck.
Automobile accidents are unexpected incidents that may occur anytime and anywhere without warning. While being involved in this situation can be confusing for the individual, after experiencing an auto accident, the first and foremost thing one needs to do is consult a doctor. Visiting a healthcare professional is almost mandatory following a car wreck even for the personal injury case. For more information, please feel free to ask Dr. Jimenez or contact us at (915) 850-0900.