If it is your first experience with a car accident in NC you might have a number of questions regarding medical care. One of the most common questions our Charlotte personal injury lawyers deal with involves medical treatment after an initial visit to the emergency room. A recurrent question posed to our Charlotte personal injury attorneys deals with the interplay between their medical treatment and the at fault or negligent person’s car “liability” insurance.
Do I have to get permission from the other person’s car insurance before I see a doctor?
No. In fact, if, after being involved in a NC car accident the insurance adjuster tells you that you are not allowed to treat with a doctor they have violated North Carolina’s General Statutes. Under NC law individuals injured by the negligence of another are not limited in scope or scale regarding their medical treatment. Our Charlotte personal injury attorneys view your case as a team effort. We ask our clients to take whatever steps are necessary to take care of themselves medically and we will take care of them legally.
Can I see a doctor even though I don’t have health insurance?
Yes. There are ways to see a doctor after a Charlotte personal injury without money upfront or health insurance. For example, Charlotte hospital emergency rooms are required under federal and state law to treat individuals regardless of their ability to pay. Further, because of our reputation, history and commitment to the well being of our clients many doctors including general practitioners, orthopedics and chiropractors in and around Charlotte will see our personal injury clients when we refer them even without health insurance.
Call (704) 714-1450 to make an appointment to speak with a personal injury attorney in Charlotte, or stop by the office during regular business hours. We understand that the last thing you need to do at this time is miss a doctor’s appointment or more time from work. We will schedule an appointment that meets your needs.