Why won’t my doctor treat me after my truck accident?

Truck Holding His Hand Up and Saying NoYou can suffer long-term injuries, such as a traumatic brain injury or another head injury, spinal injury, amputation, or back injury in a truck accident in Virginia. You can feel even more distressed if you contact your doctor and find out they do not want to treat your injuries. Here are the reasons your primary care physician may not see you and how to obtain the medical care you need.

Reasons Your Doctor May Not Treat You

It is not uncommon for primary care physicians to refuse to treat injuries caused by a truck accident. Common reasons your doctor may not want to see you include:

  • Insurance company. Your doctor may not want to get involved in billing one or more truck insurance companies for payment of their bills. It can be complicated and time-consuming to deal with these insurance companies for payments than a health insurance company.
  • Litigation. Your physician may not want to be an expert witness in your case, have to give a deposition, or testify in court if your claim has to be litigated.
  • Complicated injuries. Primary care doctors are trained to treat common medical conditions or minor injuries. Your doctor may not have the expertise to treat the severe injuries you could suffer due to the truck collision.

How to Obtain the Medical Care You Need After a Truck Accident

If your doctor refuses to treat you, you will need to find another physician to treat your injuries. Here are some options for getting the medical care you need:

  • Get a referral. Your primary care physician may be willing to refer you to a specialist who has experience treating your injuries. Before you schedule an appointment, be sure the specialist accepts truck accident victims.
  • Find a doctor. You can also find another physician who treats accident victims’ injuries like yours. They will know what treatments will help you recover and will be able to document the seriousness of your injuries and the medical care you need to help you prove your right to compensation for your injuries.
  • Retain a lawyer. Another good option is to hire a knowledgeable truck accident attorney immediately. They will most likely know qualified physicians who accept truck collision victims and who could be an expert witness in your case.

Were you injured in a truck crash that was not your fault in the Virginia Beach or Norfolk areas? Is your doctor refusing to treat your injuries? Our experienced truck accident lawyers are here to help. Call our Norfolk office at 877-960-3441 or fill out our convenient online form to schedule a free initial consultation to learn about your rights and how we can assist you.