As Cherokee County personal injury attorneys, we are thankful for all medical providers because our clients are often their patients as well. Without the comprehensive care of a medical professional, many of our clients would not survive the accidents that they were involved in. We work closely with medical offices throughout metro-Atlanta to provide the best representation possible for each and every client, so when a new office is planned, we are supportive and interested in its development.
Today, Northside Hospital-Cherokee broke ground on a new medical office building located in Woodstock, Georgia. This building will be located at the intersection of Interstate 575 and Towne Lake Parkway. A variety of outpatient medical facilities will be housed in the new building, as well as an assortment of physician's offices from many medical practices. Northside Hospital-Cherokee announced this expansion back in August of 2012, naming it Northside-Cherokee/Towne Lake Medical Campus.
Additions to medical offices and offerings allow greater access to quality health care services, which means more patients can be treated. This is important for personal injury victims because seeking medical aid is one of the first steps that should be taken after any type of accident. Below are a few medical-related tips that you should follow when involved in an accident:
- Be very open with your doctor(s) about the problems your injuries are causing. This includes problems with work or taking care of your family as a result of your injuries.
- Never miss a doctor's appointment. Missing appointments often leads insurance companies to believe you aren't really injured, and they will argue that in your case.
- Follow the doctor's orders just as they instruct you.
- Fill all prescriptions from your doctors.
- Honesty is the best policy with your doctors and medical providers. Don't hesitate to let them know about prior injuries to the parts of your body that were injured in the accident. Make sure you are clear on the details, such as if those injuries had resolved before the accident.
- Have your medical care billed directly to your health insurer. At the hospital or doctor's office, make sure you provide your health insurance card and ask them to bill your health insurance. You may begin calling to follow up approximately a week after the accident. Be as persistent as possible because sometimes offices will wait to send bills because they receive less payment than from a personal injury settlement. If the hospital or doctor gets paid out of a settlement, it will be at a much higher rate. One common misunderstanding is that the other party's insurance company will pay your medical bills right away. This is not the case until the final settlement so beware of hospital staff that claims they will send the bill to the other insurance company.
As Woodstock personal injury lawyers with over 40 years of combined experience, we understand the best practices associated with care after injuries as a result of someone else's negligence. Only a qualified medical doctor can correctly diagnose pain or discomfort experienced after an accident. Your health is our foremost concern and we always advise potential clients to seek medical care if they experience any new pain or discomfort after
auto accidents, slip and falls, or other incidents. If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident and have questions,
contact us today for a free consultation. We will be glad to address any concerns you may have.