Car accident injuries can vary widely in their severity and nature, and as a result, people often have a range of questions about them. Garden State Pain and Orthopedics provides comprehensive personalized healthcare treatments for car accident injuries in Clifton, Edison, Jersey City, West Orange, and Hazlet, New Jersey. Here are some of the most common questions people have about car accident injuries, and our responses.
Disclaimer: This is not legal advice.
What should I do immediately after a car accident?
Should I seek medical attention even if I feel fine after a car accident?
Yes, you should seek medical attention even if you feel fine after a car accident. It's a common misconception that you only need medical attention if you experience immediate and noticeable injuries. In reality, there are several reasons why it's crucial to see a healthcare professional even if you don't feel injured right away:
When you visit Garden State Pain and Orthopedics, be sure to describe the accident and any potential symptoms, even if they seem mild. Your healthcare provider can perform a thorough examination, order diagnostic tests if necessary, and provide you with a proper diagnosis and treatment plan if any injuries are detected. Your health and well-being is our priority. The sooner you seek medical attention, the better your chances of identifying and addressing any injuries that may not be immediately obvious.
What medical treatment and procedures do you offer for patients who have suffered from a car accident?
Garden State Pain and Orthopedics offers a broad spectrum of services. Here is a brief overview of a few of the treatments we offer.
If you have any questions about our treatment offering, please visit our service page to learn more.
How do I choose a healthcare provider or specialist for my injuries?
Garden State Pain and Orthopedics has an experienced team of orthopedic specialists and pain medicine physicians that can help guide you through this difficult, painful, and stressful time. The practice is located in Clifton, Jersey City, West Orange, Edison, and Hazlet, New Jersey. If you would like to read more about our providers you can visit our providers page, or visit our services page to learn more about the conditions we treat. If there is a specific condition that we do not treat, we have a network of other providers that can provide specialized care for you.
Will my insurance cover my medical expenses after a car accident?
Whether your insurance will cover your medical expenses after a car accident depends on the type of insurance coverage you have and the circumstances of the accident. In many cases, your health insurance policy will cover medical expenses resulting from a car accident, even if it was not your fault. You should contact your health insurance provider to understand the coverage and any copayments or deductibles you may be responsible for. In New Jersey, Personal Injury Protection (PIP) is usually a part of auto insurance policies. PIP covers medical expenses and other related costs for you and your passengers, regardless of fault.
Your insurance may also include MedPay (Medical Payments Coverage). MedPay is optional coverage you can add to your auto insurance policy. It covers medical expenses for you and your passengers in the event of an accident, regardless of fault.
What if the accident was the other driver's fault? If the other driver is determined to be at fault for the accident, their liability insurance should cover your medical expenses, provided their policy has sufficient coverage. You or your attorney would typically file a claim with their insurance company. If the at-fault driver is uninsured or underinsured, your own uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage may cover your medical expenses, as well as other costs associated with the accident.
Be sure to report the accident to your insurance company promptly, even if you believe the other driver is at fault, as they can provide guidance on the claims process. If you have any doubts or questions about whether your medical expenses will be covered, you can consider consulting with an attorney who specializes in personal injury law. They can help you navigate the claims process and ensure you receive the compensation you're entitled to.
Can I receive compensation for pain and suffering after a car accident?
Yes, it is possible to receive compensation for pain and suffering after a car accident. Pain and suffering damages are intended to compensate you for the physical and emotional distress you experience as a result of the accident. These damages are in addition to any compensation you may receive for medical expenses, property damage, and lost wages. If you have any more questions about this it is best to consult with your attorney.
If you have any questions about your car accident injury, injury, or insurance, please give us a call. You can schedule an appointment with one of your expert physicians by selecting “Book Now”.
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