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Personal Injury 1.16.2022

How Telemedicine Can Help or Hurt My Personal Injury Case? What You Need To Know!

The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted the way we live in many ways, one of the major changes has been using remote health services, which unfortunately has become the norm these days. Health medical services have also shifted towards telemedicine more than before to serve patients during lockdowns or cover cases when hospitals and clinics are overrun or too busy.  

Over the past two years social distancing orders and fear of contracting COVID-19 may have kept you from going to the hospital or your doctor’s office. If you were injured in an accident, “normal” is not something you are feeling anymore. But still, you deserve a full recovery from your injuries, so what’s the solution? Telemedicine may bridge the gap between social distancing and receiving the proper medical care you need.

If you or family member were in a car accident and suffered injuries, it’s important that you seek medical attention as soon as possible. Even if you don’t show any symptoms, it’s a good idea to still have a medical consultation with your family doctor, as some injuries might manifest themselves over days. However, you may be questioning if telemedicine is an right option in your injury case?

What is Telemedicine?

Telemedicine is the means of delivering healthcare services over the phone or internet. While it may sound like cutting edge technology, doctors have practiced telemedicine since the middle of the 20th century. You can trust the practice of telemedicine is an established form of healthcare that has developed some significant resources.

Under President Trump’s administration, the  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services were ordered to broaden access to covered over 80 new telemedicine services. The executive order also lifted restrictions that only allowed services to be given in areas deemed “underserved”. Patients in Michigan can now easily receive treatment through telemedicine.

What Does Telemedicine Look Like?

Modern telemedicine utilizes consumer electronics devices, such as your smartphone, laptop computer, or tablet, as well as other specialized handicap equipment devices that can be used by your doctor.

By using video conferencing software such as ZOOM or telehealth services using Google Meet that maintains doctor-patient confidentiality, you are able to see and speak to your medical provider in real time. Telemedicine is not just limited to video chatting. You can fill out patient intake documents, participate in group therapy sessions, share information and view other medical records, maintain a pain injury journal, and view or read educational car accident blog articles about your case.

These technological capabilities now allow your doctor to consult with you, perform tests, order tests and ultimately issue a diagnosis about your injuries.

Who Can I See?

A personal injury accident case will depend on treatment from different specialists that address different aspects of an auto accident injury victim’s car accident related injuries. Telemedicine can bring those specialists into your home remotely. You can work with these medical professionals to treat your car accident injuries:

  • Orthopedic surgeons
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Cognitive therapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Neurologists
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physicians
  • Emergency Departments
  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Chiropractors
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists

If you don’t have a specialist addressing your car accident related injuries, we can help you find a doctor that accepts your car insurance or other health insurance.

Working with Auto Accident Lawyer Joseph Dedvukaj

You deserve to get the medical care services you need to make your quality of life normal again. The changes we have all experienced to counter the spread of the coronavirus doesn’t change your rights to healthcare. That is why we haven’t missed a beat at The Joseph Dedvukaj Firm, P.C., in helping our clients access healthcare during the pandemic.  

Our dedicated injury specialists have the resources and skills to work with your doctors and build your claim for the cash settlement you rightfully deserve. Our line is always open, 24/7, at 866-HIRE-JOE to discuss starting your case. We can help make recovery easier for you and your family.

Can You Use Telemedicine for Your Car Accident Injuries?

Telemedicine for Car Accident Injuries

Depending on the type of injuries you have suffered, telemedicine may or may not be good enough for you and your family. Obviously, if you notice bleeding, paralysis, broken bones, or brain injury symptoms at the scene of the accident, you should call an ambulance or go to straight to a local Hospital emergency room. But if you can walk on your own after the accident and you seem to be suffering from minor injuries, you can schedule a consultation using telemedicine in the following days.

Some of the advantages of scheduling a telemedicine appointment include:

  • Getting quick access and consultation with a doctor after the accident, as clinics and hospitals might schedule you at a later date, which may affect your rights to making a claim.
  • Getting a medical consultation during quarantine or when being in a high risk group for COVID-19 or living with someone in a high risk group.
  • See a doctor from the comfort of your own home, conveniently during your working hours or lunch break, and avoiding the stress of transportation and being in a waiting room.

Depending on your circumstances, telemedicine doctors may be able provide to perform a medical examination for injuries your injuries such as whiplash, lower back pain, headaches, concussions, damaged ligaments, rotator cuff tear, bruises, pinched nerve, and other soft tissue injuries, and many more. You should have a video call with a doctor and get the chance to talk about your medical history, provide medical records of your past injuries, and be seen through the video camera, rather than just talk over the telephone.

How to Find a Telemedicine Provider

Our personal injury law firm can help you find the right specialist for your car accident injuries. If you have a family doctor, you should start by speaking with your regular medical provider and ask them if they have telemedicine services available. Most doctors do. If not, you may ask about the list of suppliers from your own health insurance company, as it’s easier to find out who you can see inside your health insurance system.

One of the benefits of being represented by our team of car accident lawyers is that we can also help you find medical providers, discuss financial plans, and make sure you will have all evidence needed to prove your car accident claim.

If you or a family member have been injured in a car accident, don’t wait for things to get better on their own. It’s in your best interest to please contact your doctor and ask them about using telemedicine to get medical assistance as soon as possible. Next, if you haven’t done so already, speak with an experienced Detroit  MI car accident attorney to ensure your legal rights are protected.

Free Consultation with a Detroit MI Accident Lawyer

Don’t talk to an insurance claims adjuster before speaking with The Joseph Dedvukaj Firm, P.C. We can help you avoid making mistakes in statements that may affect the outcome of your case. The consultation is free, and you only pay fee when we get you money! Call today 866-HIRE-JOE

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