Unfortunately, you have been involved in some type of accident resulting in injuries. What do you need to do now?
First, you need to get to a doctor who can give you a specific diagnosis. Most people do not realize doctors tend to have specialties. For instance, if you are having neck pain after an accident you may want to start getting treatment from a chiropractor or a physical therapist and get MRIs of your neck ASAP. Do not let the doctors dictate when you get these vital diagnostic exams. They will typically conduct X-rays when you become their patient. However, X-rays can only do so much and further diagnostic testing is needed.
This is where Figueredo Law Offices’ expertise will come into play. While we are not medical doctors, we have been doing this long enough to know what type of doctor you need to treat you. Learning of our client’s specific symptoms is extremely important and that will guide us on where the treatment must go.
One of the major issues I have run into is when someone goes to the emergency room after the accident complaining of headaches, loss of vision, or other neurological issues. The emergency room is typically going to conduct a minimal investigation into those symptoms and send you on your way. That is NOT good enough. These can be symptoms of a traumatic brain injury that must be known prior to your case completion. Getting you to a good neurologist and further diagnostic testing, under those circumstances, is important.
There are many examples of how your symptoms will guide which doctors you will need to treat you. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.