Your Primary Care Doctor and Your Personal Injury Claim
Having a primary care doctor helps keep you healthier and lowers your overall medical costs.
A primary care doctor can give you suggestions on how to improve your health and treat you when you are sick. They can also recommend you to more advanced care if needed.
Having a primary care doctor also helps establish your base line of health and develop a medical history.
What does a primary care doctor do?
A primary care doctor will develop a long-term relationship with you and help you stay healthier. Having this relationship will help monitor your physical and mental wellbeing. Primary care doctors are also called general practitioners because they cover all the everyday health concerns.
With annual checkups your doctor will be able to teach you about your current health, family medical history and treatments to help improve your everyday life.
How do I find a primary care doctor?
- Talk to your friends and family for recommendations.
- Search through organizations such as the American Board of Family Medicine.
- Search locally, hospitals in your area may offer physician searches.
- Ask other healthcare professionals you may know.
Questions you should have when looking for in a primary care provider:
- Are they certified?
- Do they focus on a certain disease treatment?
- How do they communicate with you (in person, over zoom, or over the phone)?
- What is their style of treatment (conservative or aggressive)?
- What are their qualifications?
- What are their office hours?
- Are the staff friendly and responsive?
- How long does it take to get an appointment?
- Does the office do lab tests onsite?
How having a primary care provider can help your personal injury case
If you are ever in a personal injury lawsuit, having a primary care provider is a big help because your doctor will be able to show your baseline health before you were injured.
A common defense against personal injury cases is claiming that you were injured before the crash or had preexisting conditions that are unrelated to the accident. But, if you have a doctor that knows both how your health was before the accident and after, they will be able to tell the jury.
Personal Injury Attorneys at Fisher Stark
The personal injury legal team at Fisher Stark, P.A. understands the law regarding car accident injuries. We are trial attorneys that will help you find out what your options are and prepare your case in order to pursue full and fair compensation for your injuries.
We help our clients recover money for their medical bills, pain and suffering, human losses, and loss of income.
Here at Fisher Stark P.A., we are experienced personal injury attorneys serving Asheville and the surrounding areas of Western North Carolina. So, If you or a loved one has been injured in a serious accident, we invite you to call us to see if we can help you.
Let our experienced team of trial lawyers go to work and fight for you. Call us today for a free case evaluation at 828-505-4300.
We will work hard to get you the justice & fair compensation you deserve. Fisher Stark, P.A. is a highly respected personal injury law firm in Asheville, NC. We provide experienced legal help for clients in Asheville, NC, and all the communities in Western North Carolina. Collectively, our legal team – Perry Fisher and Brad Stark – have more than 50 years of trial practice and have participated in more than 1,000+ injury cases. Call 828-505-4300 for a free consultation.