Keith-smallInjured in an Accident?  $64 Million Advice (Part 1) for Finding the Best Chiropractor, Best Doctor, Best Provider, or Best Attorney Who Can Help You in Accident Injury Cases

by Keith Pendleton, JD, Health Care Attorney   |   keith.pendleton@injuryplus.org
Last Revised:  January 2, 2013

Part 1   |   Part 2   |   Part 3   |   Part 4   |   Part 5

Main advice in this article (Part 1) – Accidents can entail “hard-to-detect / hard-to-prove” internal injuries including brain concussions, hairline fractures, spinal subluxations or dislocations, and “tearings” or “stretches” of the ligaments.  I encourage you to look for practitioners who specialize in hard-to-detect internal injuries.

Have you been injured in an accident, e.g., an auto accident, or suffered any other type of injury?

Has someone else close to you been in an accident or suffered an injury?

Patients often ask me – “How do I find the best provider / attorney, i.e., the best chiropractor or best doctor?”

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be publishing a series of articles on this question.

This first article shares with you the first – and most important – secret which you need to know in order to find the best chiropractor, best doctor, best provider, or best attorney for you in accident-injury scenarios.

Here it is:

Accidents can entail hard-to-detect / hard-to-prove internal injuries such as brain injuries, hairline fractures, misalignments, spinal subluxations or dislocations, and minor-to-major “tearings” or “stretchings” of the ligaments in the neck, back, and joints.

In case you missed that, let me say it again.

The first and most important secret is this – accidents can entail hard-to-detect / hard-to-prove, internal injuries such as brain injuries, hairline fractures, misalignments, spinal subluxations or dislocations, and minor-to-major “tearings” or “stretchings” of the ligaments in the neck, back and joints.

As a parent, or close relative, or friend, you need to know this.

As someone who’s been involved in an accident or suffered an injury, you need to know it.

What I just shared with you is the first, and most important step to finding the best practitioner should you or someone close to you be involved in an accident injury.

The first step lies in knowing exactly what to look for. 

Put another way, what I’ve just shared with you should be at the top of the your list – your “litmus test” that is – for finding the best practitioners for you.

When looking for the best practitioners, look for those who are skilled, knowledgeable and committed in the arena of hard-to-detect injuries.

I’ve been an attorney for 20 years, but I don’t represent injured folks.  Yes, I have helped to organize a new organization called Injury+ – www.injuryplus.org. *

But even that is not why I’m writing this series.

I’m writing this series because, like you perhaps, I’m tired of what I perceive as the $64 million question floating around out there and not being seemingly answered.

Like you perhaps, I’m a parent.  My wife, Jo and I, have been entrusted with 5 boys.

If she, or I, or they are involved in accident, we plan on following the same advice which I’ll be providing to you in this series.

In this series, I’ll be sharing with you exactly what I would want to know if it were me – or someone close to me – who was involved in the accident.

I hope this series is helpful to you.

Keith Pendleton, JD is a health care attorney and staff writer for Injury+.  His most recent achievements include launching Injury+, the Free Forms Library for health care practitioners, and also the “Injury Resource Initiative,” an alliance of industry stakeholders committing to advancing the state-of-the-art in injury diagnosis and care.  Keith can be reached at (855) 224–3295.

*  The mission of Injury+ is to help people like you find “Knowledgeable Injury Practitioners”™ while at the same time continuously train and work with chiropractors, doctors, providers, and attorneys who are committed to advancing the state-of-the-art.