Most Common Auto Injury Doctors Questions

After you’ve been injured in an auto accident, most people don’t know what to do next. Auto injuries often have a delayed onset of pain and symptoms for days or even weeks after the accident. So, check out our FAQ’s to help you after an automobile accident.

My car does not have much damage, but I still got hurt. What does this mean?

Just because your car did not suffer much damage does not mean the same for your body. Low impact does not equal low or no injury. You could sustain a serious injury from an auto accident even if your car doesn’t have any damage. Some injuries take days, weeks, or even months to appear. In fact, even minor injuries can cause permanent damage or arthritis.

Do I need to have health insurance to see an auto accident doctor?

You DON’T need health insurance to receive care. You could be entitled to medical care at No Cost to you for your injuries, even if the accident was your fault. Most auto insurance policies in Texas include personal injury protection (PIP) which will cover medical care for you and the passengers in your car, regardless of who caused the accident. If there is an at-fault party, that party’s insurance company could also be responsible for paying your medical bills.

What kind of injuries sustained in a car accident should I see an auto accident doctor for?

Whiplash, bulging discs, and soft tissue injuries require proper diagnosis and specialized treatment. Chiropractors who specialize in auto accidents know how to properly diagnose and treat your injury.

Is there a difference between billing my health insurance or auto insurance for treatment?

If you are in an auto accident, your doctor will bill the appropriate auto insurance company instead of a health insurance company. The rules, regulations, and procedures involved in dealing with the auto insurance companies are different from those involving health insurance companies. Luckily, your auto accident treating facility is familiar with these procedures and will work with the appropriate parties to ensure you receive the treatment you need.