There are many considerations in hiring a physician after you have been in an accident. The Boca Raton personal injury lawyer (also Coral Springs accident attorney, Tamarac injury lawyer, Pembroke Pines accident lawyer, Miramar injury attorney, Plantation personal injury lawyer, Weston accidetn attorney, Coral springs injury attorney, Parkland accident lawyer, Fort Lauderdale, accident attorney, Lauderhille injury lawyer, North lauderdale accident lawyer, Oakland Park injury attorney, Wilton Manors accident attorney, Pompano personal injury attorney) regularly gets questions about how to hire a doctor and which one and in this blog entry I am going to discuss some of those considerations.
The first primary consideration would deal with getting the physician paid. Thus, does the doctor accept your health insurance or is he or she a contracted provider on your health insurance plan. Not all doctors are on every insurance plan. So clearly this is one consideration.
If not, will the doctor accept a letter of protection. A letter of protection is an agreement where the doctor agrees to forgo collection of the bill for an agreement where the doctor will get paid from the proceeds of the injury settlement, if any. Many doctors accept these agreement but many do not.
Another important consideration is the proximity to your work or house. In many injuries, a patient is required to go on therapy or to see the doctor on a regular basis and sometimes this may be three or more times per week for a prolonged period of time. Thus, getting a doctor 30 miles away where you have to go 3 times per week is going to make the treatment very difficult to go to. I generally recommend going to a doctor whose office is fairly close to your work or house.
A recommendation from a friend tends to generally be a good basis for going to a doctor. If you have had a friend that has had a positive experience with both their injury and the result of an injury case at a certain doctor’s office, that certainly would be a persuasive basis to go to a physician.
A recommendation from your lawyer also would be a good basis for going to a doctor. The injury lawyer tends to have more information about different doctor offices as the lawyer likely has dealt with the doctor in the past and would have a lot of information in making the recommendation.
Clearly the type of injury will play some part in which doctor you go to. If you are complaining pain from a broken arm, then you clearly would want to see an orthopedic surgeon, a physician that specializes in bones, muscles and joints. Similarly, if you are complaining of neck or back pain, you would want to see a chiropractor, an orthopedist, an neurologist, or a neurosurgeon. Someone with a unique foot injury likely would want to see a podiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon that specializes in feet. This is an important consideration in choosing a doctors office.
Every case is different and must be judged on its merits. It is a good start to get a complementary consultation regarding an accident case in case this happens to you. The advice contained in this blog is intended to be of general matter and not as to a specific situation, so please call a licensed Florida attorney, like the lawyer at Drucker Law Offices, to determine if and how Florida law applies to your case.
While all of these considerations needs to be taken into account when you choosing a physican, if you have any questions regarding this topic or any other topic, please call the accident lawyer in Boca Raton (injury attorney in Delray, accident attorney in Wellington, personal injury lawyer in Boynton Beach, injury attorney in Lake Park, accident lawyer in West Palm Beach, accident attorney in Riviera Beach, injury lawyer in Royal Palm Beach, injury attorney in Loxahatchee, personal injury attorney in North Palm Beach, accident lawyer in Forrest Hill) for a free consultation regarding your accident case. The phone number is 561-483-9199.