Medical Treatment After a Car Accident
When you are injured in a car accident, you need to seek medical attention immediately. Medical care is one of the important steps that you need to take after you have been in a car accident.
In addition to being important for your recovery from your injuries, medical care also develops crucial evidence in your claim for compensation. Your medical care will be an important factor in proving one of the elements of a Nebraska personal injury case: that you were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence.
Medical treatment can be difficult to manage, especially when you are suffering from serious injuries that affect your ability to complete most ordinary tasks. If you suffered an injury from a car accident in Nebraska and you have questions about your medical treatment, call the office of Miller Lathrop today to ask us any questions you have.
Medical Care, Insurance, and a Treating Physician
When you are injured in a car accident, and the injuries were caused by another driver’s negligence, you will need to inform your medical provider that the treatment you are seeking is related to a motor vehicle accident. If your medical care is paid by the wrong insurance company, or by your health insurance company, they will seek to be reimbursed from any settlement proceeds by placing a lien on your settlement. This can be a confusing and frustrating process for the patient, who is simply trying to get medical attention for an accident that wasn’t their fault. However, if you hire an attorney to represent you throughout your Nebraska personal injury claim, your attorney will either be able to guide you through the process or they will be able to handle the medical billing and insurance paperwork for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Can I choose which doctor treats me?
- I feel fine; should I still see a doctor after an auto accident?
- What questions should I ask a doctor treating my injuries?
- What happens if the doctor says I’ll never fully recover from my car accident?
Types of Medical Treatment for Car Accident Victims
The type of medical treatment you will be receiving will vary based on the types of injuries you have. You have the right to choose your doctor for the care that’s best for you. Some injuries simply require some pain medication and rest. However, many spine and neck injuries cause the accident victim prolonged pain and discomfort, and require treatment with a chiropractor, physical therapist, and other treating physicians. There are also catastrophic injuries, such as internal injuries, head injuries, and cuts and lacerations that can require surgical intervention and very careful monitoring, because if these injuries worsen, they can sometimes be fatal. When you have suffered a serious injury because of someone else’s negligence, it is important to remember that you shouldn’t have to bear the burden of the cost of your medical treatment. In some situations, the injured person becomes permanently disabled and is unable to recover from their injuries. These serious accidents require serious legal representation.
Miller Lathrop understands how difficult it is to juggle medical bills along with your treatment and the pain you are experiencing. Call today to set up a free consultation with an attorney to discuss your personal injury case and the medical treatment you are receiving or the types of treatment you would like to receive for your injuries.