There are plenty of opinions on the web but some points make more sense than others. While skimming an interesting article titled Ten Mistakes that can Ruin a Case it became apparent that just because certain facts are logical it doesn't mean all humans possess logic. This article is now jocularly dubbed in our office as a "Must read for anyone planning on being involved in a car accident".
The overall message and main emphasis of this article shouldn't be necessarily new to most but valuable nonetheless. Never ever accept a settlement offer from insurance companies or there representatives: Moreover, never communicate with these insurance carriers. The only main interest these businesses have is not to pay you a fair amount to cover your medical treatment expenses.
For a more detailed list of steps to take if involved in a car accident click on Car Accident Medical Specialists. This article goes on further to paint and explain the big picture of auto accidents and the details of what to expect if injured. Some of these points might be well known but are still an important step in a victim's recovery.
To touch on a few points, ensure that you locate a medical physician that can treat for car accidents. Understandably, your first instinct is to call your primary care physician or family practice doctor. Unfortunately, not many of these doctors medically treat for auto wrecks or personal injury for that matter. The main reason for this anomaly, is because their practice is not set up to handle, bill or collect from third party carriers. It is extremely difficult to collect medical reimbursements from insurance carriers that represent the faulted party.
This is why the importance is very high to seek and retain legal assistance once you have been injured in a automobile accident. If you don't obtain legal representation, then the third party insurance provider of the faulted person will attempt to settle the case at an extremely low amount. Most important, if you don't seek legal counsel, then the search for a physician to treat your injuries will be close to impossible. Doctor's demand a guarantee from your lawyer that the medical practice will be reimbursed for medical treatment once the case is settled.
Some accident cases take years to settle if they ever do. This means the physician takes all the risk and will have to float medical costs well after treatment. These are some of the obvious reasons why most family practice doctors would rather not treat for these third party injuries. It would be outrageously ignorant not to retain legal representation if you happened to be in a automobile accident if it wasn't your fault. Disagree, let me know how much below.