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Can I Choose My Own Doctor After a Car Accident?

After a car accident, you may need to pursue compensation for your physical injuries, which makes it necessary to see a doctor. Getting medical help after a car accident not only starts your treatment with a thorough diagnosis, but it also helps with building medical records that can be used to help your claim.

However, there are situations where your insurance company may request that you see a doctor of their choosing for an adverse exam. It’s important for you to know your rights when this happens and the most effective way of protecting your rights.

Getting a Second Opinion

After your adverse exam with a doctor chosen by an insurance company, you may want to see your primary care physician to get a second opinion. While you may receive the same answers, this visit can be beneficial for numerous reasons:

  • Your doctor can verify the severity of the injuries you sustain
  • Your doctor can provide additional information regarding your injuries
  • Your doctor can supply further medical records to use for evidence
  • Your doctor can keep a record and compare with pre-existing conditions to show the damages are new

In any situation, you don’t want to rely solely on a doctor chosen by an insurance adjuster. Speak with a lawyer if you’re unsure of your rights.

Getting Ongoing Treatment

Your doctor will most likely be the one providing ongoing treatment after the claim is over, and you want to ensure they’re aware of everything that’s happening. Having your doctor involved can be beneficial to your claim rather than someone chosen by the company looking to protect their own profits.

At Briggle & Polan, PLLC, we’re committed to your needs, and our Austin car accident lawyers go above and beyond to safeguard your rights. We’ll work by your side to help you understand the process, so you’re never in the dark and have peace of mind knowing what to expect.

For a free consultation, call us today at (512) 400-3278.

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