San Bernardino, CA asked in Personal Injury for California

Q: Accident in Cali…how can I get medical treatment?

I was in a car accident while working. I’m a contracted employee of a company that holds a contract with the school district. The accident was my fault. I suffered a Trumatic brain injury and back neck injuries. I went to my chiropractor through my health insurance and he wouldn’t see me. He said since it was an accident I needed to be seen by a personal injury chiropractor. I called a personal injury chiropractor and he told me it should be a Worker’s Compensation claim.

I passed out and ran into some cars at a stoplight. My MD is still working on figuring out why I passed out. I was taken to a local emergency room by ambulance and had many tests run with no answers. I do not remember any of that day from beginning at work at 8:30 until the next day. The accident was at 2:15 pm. Do I make a claim on my personal insurance for my chiropractor care? They paid off my car, paid for ambulance.

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3 Lawyer Answers
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
Answered
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: I AM NOT SURE WHY YOU HAVE NOT MADE AN APPOINTMENT WITH AN ACCIDENT LAWYER BY NOW?

IT SOUNDS LIKE A WORKERS COMP ACCIDENT, SO YOU NEED AN ATTY THAT IS FAMILIAR WITH A WORK-RELATED ACCIDENT.

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
Answered
  • Coronado, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If you were working at the time of the incident... it's workers comp. If not working... it's personal injury.

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
Answered
  • Rohnert Park, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Worker's Compensation insurance should cover your medical bills.

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