After being injured in a car accident, your medical care is key during the recovery process. Healthcare professionals are at the center of this process, and if yours isn’t meeting your needs, you’ll face even greater challenges. The following signs indicate a change in doctors may be in order.
Your Doctor Doesn’t Listen to You
Car accident injuries aren’t always straightforward. Painful symptoms might not emerge until days, or even weeks, after an incident has taken place.
Your doctor must listen to your complaints about new or worsening symptoms, as prompt treatment is the best way to prevent long-term effects. When medical staff are dismissive, the effects of your accident will only get worse. And by the time you receive the appropriate medical care, these effects may be permanent.
Your Treatments Aren’t Working
Not all patients respond to treatments the same way. For example, if your doctor prescribes medication to address back pain caused by a car accident and you don’t experience relief from symptoms, physical therapy might be the next logical step.
Medical practitioners must revaluate treatment plans when they don’t bring about the desired results. If your doctor is unwilling to reconfigure their approach, you’ll be left experiencing the ill-effects.
Your Doctor Doesn’t Confer with Specialists
If you experience a head injury as a result of a crash, you may need to see a neurologist. For spinal cord injuries, you may need to be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. Physical therapists, mental health practitioners, and other specialists might also be required depending on the nature of your injuries.
Coordination between these specialists and your primary care physician can help develop an effective treatment plan for you. If your doctor is uninterested in their input or doesn’t take it into account when providing treatments, they’re doing you a great disservice.
Skilled Legal Help Is Also Crucial
The quality of healthcare you receive after a car accident is also important from a legal standpoint. Your medical record can be used to show the extent of your injuries, which is an essential factor in calculating damages.
Our car accident attorneys at Hinkle Law Officescan help you compile the necessary evidence to back up your case. We will also diligently fight on your behalf, whether calculating a settlement offer or making your case at trial. Please call (505) TUF-HELP to schedule a consultation with our team. You can also contact us for more information.