What To Do After An Auto Accident

Do’s and Don’ts Of An Automobile Claim With Injuries

It only takes a moment for your whole life to be turned upside down. That is what happens when you get on the road expecting an average day, and then you end up in an automobile accident. You may think you are fine and have no injuries but a couple of days later, you can’t move, your back, hips or knees are not what they should be. You go to see a doctor who informs that you will need to go through physical therapy. What do you do now?

What Not to Do After An Automobile Accident

When you are being treated for injuries after an automobile accident, you don’t want to sign any release forms or settlement papers until your treatment is complete and your property damage is settled. These forms can release the insurance company from any liability.

Make sure that you don’t miss any of your appointments, doctors who specialize in auto accidents are trained to keep good records that will be used when your case is settled and to help you get the most you can get from the accident.

You aren’t sure how you will pay for the treatments? In some cases, the doctor you see will treat you and wait for the settlement of your case before collecting payment. If your doctor does not do this, then you will need to contact your insurance company about getting medical procedures or treatments paid for during the claim settlement process.

Record Keeping Musts

Make sure you seek medical treatment and start therapy as soon as possible, leaving any gaps in your treatment can give the other insurance company reasons to fight the case and possibly deny your claim. It could also give your insurance company reasons to not pay due to non-compliance.

Keep excellent records, keep all bills, receipts, and records that you receive from your doctor, pharmacy, or any specialist you may see. Having your paperwork organized will help you receive all you deserve from your case.

When To Hire An Attorney

When is it a good idea to hire an attorney? In a lot of cases, it is easier to let an attorney handle the claim because they are knowledgeable in how the companies work and some have a rapport with the claims representatives. Having an attorney on your side will save you a lot of time and aggravation should your claim be denied and a lawsuit has to be filed. An attorney will do everything that needs to be done while you concentrate on healing.

Rights to PIP

If you have PIP or Personal Injury Protection also known as no-fault coverage, then you have a right to file for that amount. In some cases, doctors will see you without payment if you do have PIP. PIP helps to cover your medical expenses.

 

Settling your case depends on the situation, your case may not fully settle until you are released by your doctor. Cases vary from person to person and case to case. Just remember to do what your doctor says and if you hire an attorney to handle the case it is important to have a good working relationship with your attorney for a good outcome.

Author Bio:

Tom Moverman, Esq established the Lipsig Lawyers Firm with Harry Lipsig and his partners in 1989; The firm’s focus is in products liability, personal injury, construction accidents, car accidents and medical malpractice.

 

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Ana Lucia Pinheiro
Ana Lucia Pinheiro
02:18 20 Oct 17
This place is amazing. I am so happy I found Stride Strong PT. Alice pays attention to all of the details, she watches every single move I make, my posture, and the way I move through every exercise. She is very knowledgeable, she was able to pin-point the problems in my back and she has a plan to help me become stronger where I need. The place is brand new, huge, and has nice exercise machines. I tried a few physical therapists in the area, and Alice is TOP, second to none, and I feel super lucky to have found her. Highly recommended!!
Prashant Gupta
Prashant Gupta
01:00 02 Oct 17
Dr. Alice at Stride Strong is one of the best PTs I have come across. Her attention to detail and assessment of the root cause of injury is very good. She is excellent in evaluating pain patterns and giving a training schedule for a rehab & injury prevention, she is extremely knowledgeable. I would strongly recommend Stride Strong to anyone looking for PT. It is easily the best PT clinics in Hillsboro area.
steven zollin
steven zollin
20:57 14 Sep 17
Highly recommend Stride Strong Physical Therapy , Alice showed me proper form to assist in recovery with my shoulder and is very knowledgeable.
Lindsay Nied
Lindsay Nied
23:33 18 Dec 17
I recently had a massage from Joel at the Hillsboro location. He was able to work on an ongoing issue I have been experiencing with my back after a sports injury, and I left feeling so much better. The whole facility looked incredible, and everyone I met was friendly and welcoming. I would highly recommend Stride Strong for massage and physical therapy.
JoAnn Hatch
JoAnn Hatch
08:20 08 Nov 17
Dr. Sydney is by far the absolute best physical therapist I've worked with ever! Her expertise in designing highly effective and efficient exercise plans is beyond compare. I feel so much better as my strength and function increases. She comes up with the most brilliant and fun ideas to motivate. To my delight she even offered to come to my home in Vancouver and work with me on my own equipment including a Stott Pilates Reformer. Talk about going above and beyond! Couldn't be more grateful I found her!!!
Clare Perry
Clare Perry
21:58 23 Oct 17
A full hour of a dedicated PT professional's time without aides or techs? That's just one of the things that sets this clinic apart from others. Competent, professional, and amiable, Dr. Alice Holland and her team are the best in the area. While I generally see them at the Cedar Mill Clinic on Cornell, situational constraints took me to their new Hillsboro clinic today near Intel Jones Farm. Beautifully furnished, spacious with easy parking and access. May you continue to grow and thrive, Stride Strong!
Joyce Heideman
Joyce Heideman
08:28 11 May 18
After foot surgery I went to Stride Strong for therapy with Alice Holland. She helped me reach my full mobility again by continuously introducing new and challenging exercises. The entire staff is friendly and professional. They are always on time and do not rush. I look forward to doing 1/2 marathons again and riding my recumbent trike. Thank you Stride Strong for your care and high level of expertise.
Suad Daher
Suad Daher
20:48 28 Feb 18
The best physical therapy ever. Both JP and Sydney were a great PT, they helped me understand how I can help treat my injury and how it may have caused. And also they informed about so many techniques that I can use to help my injuries or any other injuries I get in the near future. They are both friendly and nice to talk too, and verbunformative. And there is also Krystal, she is the best front desk receptionist ever, she is nice and friendly and can easily manage your schedule based on the patients comfort if they want to schedule or not. She can help and she replies fast to any patients email. And she is easy to talk to. Thank you Stride Strong Physical Therapy.
Amanda O'Rourke
Amanda O'Rourke
21:38 15 Jun 18
In just a month I've seen great progress! I've been incorporating the exercises taught to me into my daily workout routine. Im very happy with my continued results.
Albert Szal
Albert Szal
23:43 10 Jun 18
Mary Szal here: I've had three sessions with Brittany at the Hillsboro location. I can say that she has been the most effective and instructive physical therapist I've ever experienced. Her personality, energy, knowledge and results are top notch.
Osa Phiangdae
Osa Phiangdae
00:05 22 Mar 18
Awesome place for PT. Hillsboro location has plenty of parking and very spacious. I had the pleasure to work mostly with Dr. Alice Holland and JP. I came in with a shoulder injury and thank goodness they understood what I was going through. They are the best of what they do, I would recommend Stride Strong to anyone who needs PT.
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