The video by Matthew Powell, “How to find good doctors after a car crash” provides great advice about how and why one should seek out accident doctors.
According to the video, ” Don’t rely on your primary care doctor ‘. Accident injuries should be seen by someone who specializes in this. Your primary care deals with internal medicine.
See a doctor with specialized training for your needs after an accident. Insurance companies will look at medical records from treatment related to this accident. A claim value relies on those records. The more detailed the records, the better claim a patient can have.
Any surgery, referrals, aggravated pre-existing conditions, impairments, and the prognosis for future care should be explained with the expertise of accident doctors and specialists.
“Hiding pre-existing conditions will hurt your claim and recovery”, according to lawyer Matthew Powell. A patient should be an open book with their injury specialist. Get a doctor you will feel comfortable with, so you don’t get tempted to skip appointments. A settlement will adversely be affected by gaps in medical treatment as well.
Keep records, be honest, save pill bottles, and find an injury specialist immediately ( no later than 14 days afterward). Good luck and don’t forget to act quickly for your medical needs after an accident.