Should your lawyer refer you to a chiropractor after a car accident?
No, your lawyer should not be referring you to a specific chiropractor or any medical provider. We do not recommend anyone to a specific doctor because that practice can ruin your case. It can be the single biggest mistake you can make in an injury case.
Insurance companies are always on the look for any evidence of collusion between lawyers and doctors. If they have the slightest amount of evidence of referral system between lawyers and doctors the insurance company may deny your claim. If insurance company does agree to a settlement, the amount may be drastically reduced because they know your lawyer cannot take your case to trial because of the appearance of collusion with the doctor.
Benjamin’s goal is to maximize your settlement so that you get as much compensation as possible. This means you get every dollar that you deserve. You never want to leave any money on the table for the insurance to keep. They have enough money already.
If your lawyer refers you to a specific chiropractor, alarms should go off in your head. This should be a warning that you are about to put your case in danger. Listen to this yourself; you do not want to be involved in an attorney-chiropractor referral arrangement.
If you are injured, you need to get medical care. But your lawyer should not be telling a specific doctor that can treat you. There are plenty of chiropractors in the area that can help you. I suggest you ask friends for referrals, use the Internet, or ask your health insurance company.
Remember your goal should be getting great medical care and doing everything you can to maximize your settlement. If you have any questions feel free to give me a call or visit my website, www.gainjurylawcenter.com.