In the ideal world, any doctor examining and treating you would have your best interests at heart; but, what if the doctor is being paid by an insurance company and you’ve been injured in a car accident? Think about the motivation in this situation. The insurance company is motivated to pay you the minimum amount of dollars that you’ll take to go away; and, the doctor is motivated to make money from the insurance company.
Sadly, some doctors are for sale. Car insurance companies use the same doctors again and again to deny claims. In fact, the medical reports are identical for a myriad of clients; only the names are changed. Even worse, some doctors think it’s a game of challenging wits with your attorney. They don’t care that it’s your life and you have been hurt.
A few years ago, a video made in a New York shows a doctor calling out degrees during a range of motion exam, but the written report uses totally different numbers. Of course, the numbers in the report are more beneficial to the insurance carrier. Unfortunately, in California, attorneys are not allowed to video the insurance company doctor’s examination. You will need an experienced California personal injury lawyer to let you know the best way to protect yourself.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, call our office at (858) 792-5988 for a consultation. We’ll work with your doctors or help you find doctors who will have your best interest at heart. This best ensures that you get the medical treatment that you need and the financial compensation that you deserve.