It’s obvious how healthcare providers help accident victims. They are essential to an accident victim’s recovery in the immediate aftermath and sometimes years later. Healthcare professionals aren’t limited to medical doctors, but include nurses, nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, physical therapists, massage therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists – just to name a few. Running the gamut of Western medicine and alternative forms of healthcare, there are many options for the necessary treatment that helps accident victims heal and return to functionality and wellness following a serious injury. Healthcare providers can be an integral part of the journey to reach a maximum level of medical improvement.
Healthcare professionals can also help an accident victim’s personal injury lawyer at deposition or trial. These medical experts can state their opinions about the cause, nature and extent of an accident victim’s condition after a serious car wreck. They can be called to offer a causal connection between the accident and the injury or injuries the victim sustained. Medical professionals can also testify about what the accident victim may expect in the future regarding the need for surgeries or other medical procedures. These testimonies support claims for compensation about permanent injuries and damages that affects an accident victim’s ability to live, work, and play.
If an insurance company disputes that an accident victim’s injury is permanent, medical experts can testify that the injured person’s symptoms are consistent with a permanent, debilitating injury. These opinions given at deposition or trial are based on a reasonable degree of medical certainty.
If you are involved in a car accident, it is important to at least see your family doctor for a check up. Bill Coats Law has a video on the reasons it is important to your accident claim to visit your doctor.
Bellingham accident victims may be familiar with a few of these local businesses listed below. They are a few Bellingham medical providers who describe their services and approach to injuries commonly caused in car accidents. Though it’s not an exhaustive list, it can be helpful to familiarize oneself with the different philosophies of treatment.
Bill Coats Law is here for you, if you are injured in a collision with another vehicle. We offer no fee guarantees, and free consultations to talk about your unique case. Located in downtown Bellingham, we have served the Bellingham and Whatcom County community with decades of experience. Call (360) 392-2833.