Auto Accident Claims
Auto Accidents can present in many ways. You could be the driver or passenger in the car, or you could be a pedestrian or bicyclist struck by a car. The most important thing to do when involved in an accident is to seek medical care first. Remember, you can replace your car, but you cannot replace your health! Sometimes very serious injuries can be masked by your bodies shock defense mechanisms and will only be felt hours or days later. This is especially true with injuries resulting from auto accidents. If you are involved in an accident you should immediately be checked by your doctor or go to the hospital if you are not able to see your doctor.
If you choose to become a patient in one of our practices, we would encourage you to visit us as soon as possible following the accident. Patients injured in car accidents must be evaluated for serious injuries like fracture, dislocation, or severe head trauma. These conditions may have dire consequences and must be properly diagnosed and attended to immediately. The sooner we can properly diagnose your injuries the quicker we can begin treating those injuries and move towards regaining your health.
What Should You Do if You Were Injured in an Auto Accident
It is important to know that all patients that are injured in motor vehicle accidents in New York State are provided medical coverage by No-Fault insurance. What this means is that no matter who is at fault, it is mandatory that the insurance company covering the vehicle you are in (whether you are a driver or a passenger) pay for health care needs relating to the injuries sustained in the car accident. Pedestrians that are struck by a vehicle are also covered by No-Fault insurance (usually the insurance of the vehicle that hit them). However, you must go to a Dr. that accepts No-Fault insurance.
Documentation of your injuries is extremely important, especially if you choose to pursue litigation against the party who injured you. Many people involved in motor vehicle accidents that sustain serious injury as a result of the negligence of another party may choose to pursue a lawsuit against that party. Our doctors are experts at providing objective documentation of all injuries you sustained as the result of your accident. Proper documentation will help accurately describe the extent and nature of injuries sustained, if the injury is permanent and how that injury will affect your life going forward. This can have a drastic impact on the monetary compensation received by the injured patient in a settlement or jury verdict.
Contact Maximum Orthopedics Today
All of the doctors in our practices accept No-Fault insurance and have expertise in the diagnosis, treatment, and documentation of injuries sustained by individuals involved in motor vehicle accidents. Contact us today to see how we can help you with your auto accident claim.