If you’re involved in accident, be cautious of attorneys or people who say they’re insurance representatives and immediately request you seek treatment at a medical facility. In fact, in some states it’s illegal for an attorney to approach victims at the scene of an accident.
Check your doctor’s and attorney’s credentials before seeking medical treatment or legal counsel. You can contact your state medical license board or bar association for this information.
Attorneys that are involved in medical mill operations usually insist that a victim of an accident seek medical treatment from a specific doctor.
Be cautious! Ask yourself if your doctor is prescribing unnecessary treatment for minor injuries. Don’t let yourself be talked into an injury, consider getting a second medical opinion.
TALK TO YOUR AGENT Keep records of your office visits and or medical treatments for your claims representative. Your claims representative will be able to compare your records with medical bills to uncover potential discrepancies and avoid unnecessary payments to dishonest medical providers.
Content provided by: National Insurance Crime Bureau