When you drive in the Totowa area, you must contend with distracted drivers, road construction and other driving hazards. Even if you have been fortunate enough to avoid a car accident so far, you may eventually find yourself in the middle of a serious crash. Unfortunately, even minor car accidents can leave you with life-altering injuries. 

According to a recent study, 45% of individuals under the age of 30 have no primary care doctor. If you do not have a physician you see regularly, you may not have an immediate option for effective treatment of your collision injuries. Here are three tips for choosing a doctor after a car accident:

  1. Get care as soon as possible 

You do not want your lack of a regular physician to stop you from seeking a medical evaluation. After all, you may have injuries that do not show up for hours, days or even weeks after the accident. Accordingly, you should get to a doctor for a full examination as soon as possible. Visiting the emergency room may be the right solution.

  1. Talk to friends and relatives 

You want a good working relationship with the physician you choose for follow-up or ongoing care. Still, online search results do not give you much information about a doctor’s intangible qualities. Therefore, consider asking your family members and friends for recommendations.

  1. Think about documentation 

If you plan to pursue reasonable compensation for your injuries from the negligent driver who caused the collision, you need to document your injuries and treatments correctly. As such, when looking for a treating physician, be sure you find one who knows how to document issues related to car accidents.

You do not want a car accident to leave you with life-long health complications. Instead, you want to find a doctor who can provide excellent care. With a bit of effort, you can pick a physician to boost both your odds of recovering completely and your chances of receiving just compensation.