Frequently asked questions
At accident doctor group, we get as lot of questions regarding auto accidents. We have listed the most popular FAQ below, if you have any more questions please don’t hesitate to contact us, or one of our many doctors listed on our websites.
Finding Injury Physicians after car accidents
We will go through how the billing and how to find a doctor after a car accident. Many people have no idea of who to see and when. They may not feel hurt or even know that they have been injured.
Most Primary care physicians do not treat auto accident patients. They will want to be paid for their services up front and may not know even how to document a personal injury case
Absolutely. Most doctors who treat auto accident injuries are chiropractors. They treat a majority of soft tissue injuries that are caused by car accidents.
Personal injury protection is mandatory in certain states. The state sets the amount through legislation and the auto insurance has to offer it when you purchase car insurance.
PiP is a medical benefit that offers medical care for you no matter if you were at fault or not. It will also cover any passengers in your car at the time of the accident. Pip has a dollar amount associated with it, some states such as Michigan have no limit on pip.
Med pay or medical payments work a lot like pip. It essentially does the same thing except it is an elected coverage. Med pay can be bought through your auto insurance carrier and will cover things like chiropractic care, medical, orthopedic, and more.
At really depends on the state you live in. In you live in a pip state or have med pay you do not have to have an attorney to seek medical treatment for your accident injuries.
However, in some states you may have to retain an attorney. Furthermore, doctors would rather work on an attorney’s lien than a medical lien.
An attorney’s lien is a document that is presented to the attorney from the doctor. The attorney needs to sign it so that you may receive medical care for a personal injury.
The attorney is going to pay the doctor after your personal injury case settles the moneys that are owed to him. This allows you to get the treatment you need and not have to worry about the medical bills
A Medical lien is a document signed by you, the injured victim. However, many injury doctors do not like medical liens. In some instances, the case will settle and the patient will not honor the lien. The lien is between the doctor and the patient, no attorney is needed. However, not too many personal injury physicians will do this.
You should see a personal injury doctor as soon as you possibly can. A lot of people say 72 hours. However, not everyone can do this. Some states make you see a doctor within 14 days or your personal injury protection will not cover your medical expenses.
That being said, not everyone to get to a doctor right away. There may be reasons for you not seeing a doctor.
Soft tissue injuries can be anything from Whiplash to bursitis, strains, contusions (bruises), tendonitis, sprains
A gap in medical care is when you wait to go see a doctor for a car accident injury.
The statute of limitations is the time frame to file a personal injury lawsuit. Those can be found here.
You need to see a doctor after any personal injury. These injuries need to be documented. The reason for this is because if you decide to do something later about it, you have the medical documentation to do so. Without ever seeing a doctor, you never stand a chance against the auto insurance giants.