Miami car accident medical doctors are an important part of your case. Your case, as we have explained is one part liability or car accident negligence and the other part damages or car accident injuries. If your case goes to trial, you will need to be able to establish your car accident injuries. The only real way to do that is through the testimony of a doctor.
So, if you choose a doctor to treat you that has poor credentials or little experience in the area of your injuries, he or she won’t be able to help you improve. And, an insurance company is not going to take his or her opinion seriously and will probably make low ball offers pre-suit. Then, if you have to go to trial, you’ll probably be outgunned by the defendant’s doctor expert (because they almost always call one at trial to diminish or negate your claim) who will have credentials and probably be a professional witness meaning he or she has a great deal of experience testifying in Miami car accident cases.
So, what do you do? Do your research. First thing is, if you’ve been in an accident and you’re having pain, go to a place like an emergency room in a hospital and not an accident clinic from a billboard or TV commercial. You’ll get better medical care in our opinion.
After your initial visit for emergency medical care, when the hospital sends you home, see a doctor that fits the specialty you need. If you have a shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, or ankle problem, go to an orthopedic specialist. If it is an ankle or foot injury, it’s our opinion that a board certified orthopedist is the best doctor for you. A podiatrist is able to do much of the same things that a board certified orthopedist can do. But, in our opinion, it is better to have the orthopedist do an ankle surgery. If you have a back injury, you can see an orthopedic spine specialist or a neurologist. And try to make sure that the doctor is board certified and perhaps fellowship trained in his or her specialty. If you have a crush injury and have reflex sympathetic dystrophy or complex regional pain syndrome, a rheumatologist or neurologist might be the best doctor for you. If you suffered a temporal mandibular joint injury or “TMJ”, you need to find the right dentist that has the correct experience. If you need a back surgery, you may need to go see a board certified orthopedic spine surgeon or a neurosurgeon.
But remember, the quality of the doctor you see effects your health, case, and your Personal Injury Protection coverage.
Finally, do your research. Go online and check out your doctor’s credentials. See that the doctor you’re seeing is board certified in the specialty or discipline he or she is treating you in. This is very important in medicine.
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