You’ve been in an accident and went to the trauma center or maybe an urgent care, and they told you to follow up with your own doctor. If you have a primary care physician who you trust and have been going to, then by all means, make an appointment and follow your doctor’s instructions.
However, it doesn’t always work this way. Sometimes your own doctor won’t see you if you’ve been in a car accident because they are worried about having to testify later or that they might not get paid until the case settles.
Maybe you don’t have a primary care physician, so now what do you do?
Finding the Right One
At Hancock Injury Attorneys, we can help you find a physician who will fit your needs and who can be trusted to put your care before any other consideration. Compensation for your injuries is secondary to getting well.
Attorney Mike Hancock has been helping injured victims for almost 30 years, and in that time he has gotten to know the doctors in his community very well. He knows which ones will focus on your needs and your healing and which ones will put money first.
You’ve probably seen the personal injury clinics that churn people in and out and do whatever necessary to maximize their fees hoping to cash in on your settlement. Going to those clinics is risky and can jeopardize your health in the name of profit. We know which doctors to recommend who will listen to you, diagnose your injury and create a treatment plan that will give you the best chance of a full recovery.
Once that is accomplished, then we will worry about compensation for your injuries.
Types of Physicians You Might Need
There are many different types of physicians out there. Some are general practice while others have a specialty. Below is a list of the different types of physicians and a description of what they do.
- Primary Care Provider (PCP): Usually a family and general practice doctor that can diagnose and recommend treatment for a wide range of injuries. Some insurance companies require you to see a PCP before you can see a specialist.
- Pediatric Physician: A PCP for infants, toddlers, and children usually up to 18 years of age.
- Internal Medicine Doctor: A PCP that typically deals with adults only.
- Orthopedic Physician: Treats injuries to the bones, tendons, and muscles.
- Neurologist: A doctor that treats injuries to the nervous system and the brain.
- Cardiologist: Doctor that treats conditions and injuries to the heart and vascular system.
- Pulmonary Physician: Doctor that treats injuries to the respiratory system focusing on the lungs.
If you’ve recently been to the emergency room because of an accident due to someone else’s negligence or carelessness and don’t know which doctor to see, come talk to Hancock Injury Attorneys. We can help you find a physician that will focus on your care and treatment and that has your best interest at heart.
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Contact a Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer
Choosing a doctor after a Tampa car accident could significantly impact the outcome of any potential personal injury case. To ensure you get a doctor who is familiar with your injuries and also able to properly document your recovery, get in touch with our experienced attorneys. We could help you get to a doctor that will help you preserve your right to a claim. Call now to schedule a free consultation.