Personal Injury Protection (PIP)
Have you been involved in an auto accident recently?
Most states have programs that help pay for medically necessary and reasonable care due to an auto accident. This protection is called Personal Injury Protection and is provided by your insurance company. Seeing a doctor after a car accident is one of the most important things you can do to retain your personal injury case, because only a doctor can document and validate your injuries after an accident.
Why is it important to see a personal injury doctor right after your accident?
In order to open a personal injury case you must have documented proof from medical personnel proving your injuries. Our physicians here at Suburban Orthopaedic Medical Center will document your conditions and provide your personal injury lawyer the proper documentation so they may build a strong case to get you the settlement you deserve!
Why see a doctor even if you don’t feel hurt?
Most injuries that are caused from an auto accident differ from your standard everyday injuries. Majority of the time these injuries are seen to be musculoskeletal and may not show immediately after your accident for reason such as your body being in shock. Waiting to see a doctor may only extend your recovery process while making your case decrease in value. Common injuries such as whiplash can be treated by personal injury doctors and given the proper care so they may heal without lasting effects.
Why see a personal injury doctor even if you have gone to the ER after an auto accident?
When you visit the ER after a car accident the most common procedure is to check the patient for life threatening or immediate health threats, their objectives usually do not include diagnosing your injuries sustained from the wreck. Even if they have prescribed you medication for the pain you should still see a personal injury physician to assess your body and determine any other injuries that may have lasting effects on your daily routines.
Call Suburban Orthopaedic Medical Center’s healthcare staff to speak about possible treatment options after you have experienced a car accident: (973) 483-2277.