If you’ve been in any kind of accident, such as a car wreck or an injury at work, you should seek medical attention as quickly as possible.
Even if you do not have any symptoms, there can be an underlying issue that may not manifest until a later time.
If you need to go to the Emergency Room, then you should absolutely do so! The ER physician will be able to examine and document your injuries.
If you do not go to the ER, your primary care provider or an orthopedic doctor are excellent choices.
Beyond just examining and documenting your injuries, a qualified physician will help you to start treatment. In some cases, recovery can take weeks, months, or even longer. And the sooner you are able to start treatment, the quicker you can start on recovery.
And remember, if you are covered by medical insurance then you should try to see an in-network doctor. While that may not always be an option, this can help keep your upfront out-of-pocket costs down.
How do I pay the medical bills?
There are a number of sources that can pay your medical bills, including your own health insurance, the at-fault party’s auto insurance, or your out-of-pocket money.
You can also work with doctors that treat patients on medical liens. That means payment can be postponed until there is monetary recovery from your case. Make sure you discuss this and other options with your doctor to help with the upfront costs.