What is my car accident case worth?
The answer is nothing if your injuries are not documented by a medical physician correctly.
My attorney got me $$$
I’m sure you’ve heard of the large settlements touted by high-profile attorneys. However, what they don’t tell you is the number of injured patients they turn away. This is usually a result of mistakes made on the front end by physicians. Unfortunately, many of these physicians are working in hospital ERs and do not fully understand auto injury care. Finding a board-certified, car accident doctor is crucial to getting a sufficient settlement. so you can find out what your car accident case worth.
Avoid The ER
For starters, most injury patients mistakenly believe that they should go to the ER to report their soft tissue injuries. The common belief is that the ER is the best place to get an accurate diagnosis. Unfortunately, that may be the last place you should be going to diagnose whiplash and other soft tissue injuries.
At the ER, you’re exposed to excessive radiation from CT scans, which are usually negative anyway (I’ve not seen a positive CT scan on a car accident patient for over a year now). ER physicians read negative CT reports as ‘no acute finding’.
In other words, it means there is no internal bleeding or bone fracture. As a result, ‘no acute finding’ will be documented on your chart as your first diagnosis. When this is reflected on your medical chart, it has a negative impact on your injury case.
CT Scan Scam
Why are so many CT scans done by the ER? That’s the million-dollar question. To answer the question simply, hospitals charge $10,000 (and sometimes more) for an ER visit with CT scans. Picture this, if only PIP funds are available in the collision, there is no money left for you to treat your true soft tissue injuries. Additionally, a lien is placed on your home or property for any cost above that $10,000 by the hospital.
After all of the financial pain that unnecessary CT scans create, they send you home with a prescription that you could have gotten at an injury care clinic through telemedicine. With a telemedicine injury care clinic, you can speak to a physician from the comfort of your own home, without any exposure to COVID-19, and with the proper diagnosis for your injuries.
Medical experts that understand settlements
So what is your car accident case worth? Very little or nothing unless properly diagnosed by a physician who understands car accident injuries. Dr. Huffman has been treating car accident injuries for over 30 years, he knows how to diagnose whiplash and other serious automobile injuries. He understands why MRIs are important in diagnosing soft tissue injuries.
As a physician board-certified in family medicine, Dr. Huffman knows how to communicate with your primary care physician, local orthopedic physicians, and neurosurgeons. With over 30 years of defending his diagnosis and treatment plans in court, he knows what it takes to properly document soft tissue injuries and is happy to go to court to defend his patients’ right to a fair settlement.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident and wondering what your car accident case worth and you are in Florida call 866-402-4250 for a FREE injury consultation with Dr. Huffman one of Florida’s most experienced injury care physicians.
Stay at home where you are safe, let him call medications into your local pharmacy, let him properly document your injuries, and let him communicate with your attorneys. Do your attorney a favor, call Dr. Huffman at 866-402-4250 for a FREE injury medical consultation. or contact us online.