Written by Troy Marsh |
One of the most important things to do after any car accident is to get medical treatment. But, it’s just as important to continue seeing your doctor, and avoid any gaps in treatment. This will prove to the insurance company that you are actually hurt after a wreck and that you are not faking it.
If you’re unsure of what to do next or need help seeking medical treatment, call attorney Troy Marsh today. With more than 26 years of legal experience, and a record of helping people like you in and around Statesboro, Georgia after a car accident, we have the connections you need.
Let us evaluate your claim and give you an honest determination about how to handle your medical care. Call the Marsh law Firm today at (912) 764-7388 for a free consult 24/7, and there’s no fee unless you win. “No fee unless you win” refers only to fees charged by the attorney. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client. Contingent fees are not permitted in all types of cases.*
Most people know that it’s important to go to the emergency room after a car accident, but it’s also essential that you follow up with your primary care doctor as soon as possible. Additionally, your doctor will likely recommend that you see specialists, get tests or exams, and see physical therapists or other doctors.
It’s important to take these recommendation seriously, and continue your medical treatment so that your injuries are well documented. You have a legal duty to mitigate, or lessen, your damages by cooperating and complying with the instructions and advice of your healthcare providers. Unfortunately, the insurance company won’t take your word on the severity of your injuries. You’ll have to produce medical records that show the injuries, their progression over time, and how they impact your life.
If you don’t continue with your treatment after a wreck, the insurance company may claim that you weren’t injured at all, or that you weren’t injured as bad as you claim. They will try to offer you less for things like pain and suffering. It will be harder to prove emotional anguish and mental suffering as well.
The best place to get medical treatment right after an accident is a trauma center. You can find your nearest trauma center through the Georgia Trauma Foundation.
If you aren’t able to go to a trauma center, an emergency room like East Georgia Regional Medical Center is also acceptable. You can also go to an urgent care center after a wreck. Both ERs and urgent cares should be able to do x-rays, evaluate you for broken bones and other injuries, and document your initial condition. They can also both prescribe you with pain medications, steroids, anti-inflammatories, and other necessary prescriptions.
The emergency room doctor you see will almost always recommend that you follow up with your primary care doctor. If you don’t have a normal doctor, you can Find a Doctor through the East Georgia Regional system.
If you sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or another serious injury, you will likely have to see a specialist. Neurologists and other specialist doctors can evaluate your condition and help you develop a plan for recovery.
Sometimes physical therapy is necessary, especially if you sustained injuries to muscles, bones, and soft tissues. Many people suffer partial or total disability after a wreck, and physical therapy can get you back to normal functioning.
If you’re unsure of what kind of medical care you need after a wreck, attorney Troy Marsh has the experience to guide you. He will gather and organize your medical records and follow your treatment progress. From there, he will document your injuries and ensure you recover maximum compensation for you various damages.