If you’ve been involved in a car wreck, you might have been surprised to find that your doctor doesn’t treat people who have been involved in an automobile accident. Now, why is that?
Many primary care doctors don’t want to get involved in the litigation process—and it’s understandable.
You may try to call a specialist doctor, but it’s not easy to schedule your own appointment. The specialist doctor won’t get you in right away, or even the next day. While you wait to get the treatment you need, time passes. All of a sudden you find yourself 6-weeks post-car accident.
A year down the line when your lawyer is trying to negotiate with the insurance company, the insurance company is going to look at your timeline of treatment. All that time that passed while you waited to see a specialist will be used in arguments against you.
The insurance company doesn’t care that you tried to be John Wayne and tough it out. They don’t care that your primary care doctor told you—to your surprise—that he or she doesn’t treat car wreck patients. The insurance company doesn’t care that you got stuck in the byzantine system of trying to get an appointment with a specialist.
That insurance adjuster is looking at a screen and seeing that you had a 4, 5, or 6-week gap in treatment. They are going to hire a lawyer who is going to argue to a jury, “Now if he was really hurting, then he would have gotten to a doctor a lot quicker.”
At the McGuire Firm, we know the doctors who treat car accident victims.
You need to have a lawyer on the front end—a lawyer who knows who the local doctors are, who will treat people who have been involved in car wrecks, who will treat you for your injuries, and who know how to take care of people who have been injured in a traumatic car accident. Call us today.