Finding the right attorney should take a lot of stress off your plate. Advice from the right counsel will help you focus on your life and your medical treatment instead of dealing with the incessant inquiries from insurance companies. Your main goal after a motor vehicle accident should be to find proper medical care for your needs. While your attorney may have some knowledge and suggestions, ultimately your symptoms are personal and requires you to find a medical care provider you trust.
Some personal injury attorneys will try to force you to see medical professionals that they refer to in every case. You should always be weary of these selections as the referral relationship is usually built on a quid pro quo. In other words, the only reason for the referral might be just because the doctor always sends clients to that attorney. The law office might force you to travel far away from your home just to get the weekly (or more often) treatment that you need.
Insurance companies might also have a pool of medical professionals that you can choose from. Similarly, be cautious when selecting a care provider from this resource. Remember, the insurance company wants to keep your claim low. These corporate selections were likely vetted by the insurer on criteria favorable towards the company instead of the patients.
The first thing to know about medical treatment after a car accident is to trust yourself and those close to you. If you have a good relationship with your primary care provider, then that professional’s advice should hold a lot of weight. If you saw a certain chiropractor after your last car accident and their treatment provide a huge amount of relief, then perhaps a new treatment schedule is in order. Maybe your best friend had back pain a year ago, and he cannot stop boasting about his fantastic doctor. If that is the case, hopefully that doctor has an open appointment in the near future.
Convenience, personality fit, and qualifications are three of the most important aspects of choosing a medical care professional after a car accident. Here at the law office of Magnuson Lowell, PS we encourage our clients to find the right medical team for their needs. Our experience attorneys and paralegals will help you find the right fit for your needs. We can provide you options at your request or help vetting a potential doctor candidate to suit your needs. Call today for a free case evaluation!