What Doctor Should I See if I Have a Personal Injury Case?
What Doctor Should I See if I Have a Personal Injury Case?

The first doctor you see following an auto accident will probably be an emergency room doctor—or a general practitioner, if your injuries were not drastic and immediate. That initial visit is important, but it is fine to see any doctor, as long as you do so as soon as possible. The sooner you have a medical evaluation, the sooner you can begin treatment and work toward getting better. Additionally, having a record of your medical condition and treatment following an accident is important to a personal injury case.

At your first doctor’s visit, you will likely be referred to specialists, depending on the extent of your injuries. You should absolutely follow up with the specialists that can help you with your specific injuries. Seeing the right doctors for treatment is obviously important to your recovery. It is also important to your personal injury case, as your medical record and testimony from your doctors will help confirm your injuries and allow your attorney to seek fair compensation for those injuries.

Here is some of the medical information that will be relevant to your case:

  • Detailed history of your injuries and your diagnosis
  • Information about any pre-existing injuries you have
  • Medical tests that were performed after you were injured, and the results of those tests
  • MRIs, X-rays and any other relevant scans
  • Any treatment you underwent, such as surgeries or other medical procedures
  • Any medication you were prescribed
  • Any additional treatment you were prescribed, such as physical therapy
  • Your doctor’s opinion on what caused your injuries and how they will affect you going forward

This information will help both your attorney and the insurance company have a clear understanding of what your damages are. From there, your attorney can work to negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf.

“It’s important to have your injuries evaluated as soon as possible. Make sure you follow your doctor’s plan of care to expedite your recovery, and contact your attorney with any questions you have about your case,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today at (760) 777-7777 for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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