Medical Treatment Questions

What is the First Thing I Should Do If I Have Been Injured in an Accident?

Report it to the appropriate authority and seek medical care.

Why do I need a lawyer if I get injured?

The other side hires professionals and you need one too. This is a complicated situation and you may need help navigating the process. Our fees will be recovered (or there is no fee) and you will have help, which will relieve the stress of the claim and in getting more compensation at the end of the case. 

I went to the Emergency Room and they told me I was ok, but I am still in pain. Is the X-Ray they took enough to show if I’m hurt?

X-rays will show a number of injuries, but also fail to show many more types of injuries. An X-ray alone is insufficient to determine the extent of your injuries.

My health insurance is telling me my auto accident injury is not covered. What should I do?

Ask for a copy of both your health insurance policy and your automobile insurance policy.  We recommend contacting our office  at 619-585-0303. The first consultation is always free.

I have to go to a Compulsory Medical Exam. What should I expect?

If you go to a Compulsory Medical Exam, there are several things that you should expect from the visit, including:

  • You will be asked to give a complete medical history, including any prior injuries
  • You will be asked how the injury occurred
  • You will be asked what areas of your body were injured in the accident
  • You will be asked your primary symptoms
  • You will be asked where you are experiencing pain
  • You will be asked if there are movements or activities that cause you pain
  • You will be asked if there has been any treatment or medication that makes you feel better
  • You will be asked if any of your activities have been affected or limited

During the exam, avoid the following:

  • Don’t give them any information they don’t ask for
  • Don’t talk about who is at fault in the accident
  • Don’t talk about any settlement of your case
  • Don’t allow the doctor to take any X-rays or other diagnostic tests
  • Don’t take any written or psychological tests
  • Don’t go to any other doctors or providers without your attorney’s prior approval