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Do I Need To See A Car Accident Doctor After An Accident?

Anytime you get into a car accident, even a minor one. The very first thing you need to do is to see a physician. Many injuries like spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), and even soft tissue injuries like whiplash, may not show symptoms for weeks or even months after an accident. The sooner you visit your physician the better for your health and well-being, but also the more likely you’ll be able to receive the full compensation you need to cover the costs of your injuries. Seeing your family doctor is a great idea, however there is another option we always recommend. That is, accident victims should also visit a car accident doctor.

What Is A Car Accident Doctor?



Every doctor has training in a unique specialty, including general practitioners and family doctors. If your family doctor notices a condition that requires specialization, they will refer you to a specialist. For example, if you suffer frequent ear infections, they may refer you to an ENT. A car accident doctor is a type of specialist. They are trained to identify, diagnose, and treat injuries and conditions specifically related to car accidents. Car accident doctors are trained to help recognize common car accident injuries including:

● Whiplash
● Head injuries including TBI
● Broken ribs
● Internal bleeding
● Herniated discs
● Knee trauma
● PTSD

Car accident doctors are very experienced in these injuries and will review all your symptoms and help determine both the type of injuries and the severity of injuries.

How A Car Accident Doctor Can Help Support Your Injury Claim



In order to get compensation for your injuries, under Florida law you have to prove some important things:

● You were in a car accident
● You are injured
● Your injuries are a result of the car accident

A car accident doctor is trained to determine what injuries would have been caused by the specific details of your accident. They can determine what was a pre-existing condition versus a new injury or illness. This is helpful because it won’t just ensure that you get the treatment you need for your injuries, but that you will have documentation to prove that you were in fact injured by your car accident.

How Car Accident Doctors Work



First, the car accident doctor will do a full physical check up to determine what injuries are present. They will then compare the injuries with the specific details in your accident report. For example, rear end collisions often cause whiplash, concussions, and spinal cord injuries. So a car accident doctor takes extra time to screen for these injuries. Once you are diagnosed, they will help document the details in language specific for insurance companies. Many will then help you file a PIP claim with your insurance company to cover the care of the injuries. They are very helpful in ensuring you can get the compensation you deserve.

How Do I Find A Car Accident Attorney?



Finding a car accident attorney can be as simple as a Google search. However, many car accident attorneys also work for insurance companies to help reduce the value of a claim. The best thing to do is to speak with your attorney. Most personal injury attorneys have a network of trustworthy and experienced physicians who can help you not only get the care you need, but provide the documentation of your injuries to support your claim.

At All Injuries Law Firm, we have been representing accident injury victims in Fort Myers and Port Charlotte for over 30 years. In that time we have developed strong relationships with knowledgeable and caring medical providers. We can help you find a car accident doctor that will not only help you get the care you need, but will make you and your family feel confident and comfortable knowing you are receiving the best care possible. This is just one of the many services we offer all our accident victims to make sure they get the compensation they deserve. To learn more, give us a call today at 1-888-393-9036 or fill out the contact form on our website and we’ll contact you immediately.