If you’ve been injured in a car wreck, there are important reasons to seek medical treatment at Kentucky Pain Associates. Some of the reasons related directly to you and some are related to the injury claim you’ll file with the help of your personal injury attorney. The core point to remember is that KPA should be your supervising physician. We’ll explain why in this article.
To put the issue of Kentucky car accidents into perspective, consider these data points from the Kentucky State Police Traffic Collision Facts:
- In 2020, there were 100,786 reported collisions in Kentucky.
- Of the total reported collisions, 19,322 involved non-fatal injuries.
- The total non-fatal injuries included 28,421 individuals.
- In 2020, Jefferson County accounted for 14,825 reported collisions.
- Of those collisions, 4,269 involved non-fatal injuries.
- There were 6,429 individuals injured in Jefferson County Collisions in 2020.
Many of the resulting injury claims were settled, or will be settled. Because of volume of claims, insurance companies are very skilled at trying to quickly resolve Kentucky accident and injury claims. This doesn’t mean, however, that they are as concerned with your recovery from those injuries.
Attorneys who handle car wreck cases know that a major part of the value of your claim relies on the medical records of the injuries you sustained and the resulting medical treatment you received. The insurance adjusters and their attorneys pay close attention to the information in your records, as well as what type of medical provider supplied them.
The KPA Difference
At Kentucky Pain Associates, our medical director is a double, Board-Certified physician. Dr. Lewis oversees the diagnosis and treatment he provides and that which is provided by our nurses. Having an MD directing the medical treatment, even if you are referred to a chiropractor or physical therapist, can add an additional level of credibility to your medical record. KPA’s Dr. Lewis will act as your supervising physician and coordinate your care and treatment, even if it involves surgery.
While doctors tend to work together, there needs to be someone who is the quarterback, so to speak. This ensures the proper medical exams, treatments and even the medical records are well documented. This information can be easily shared with your attorney. Many attorneys know that delays in getting medical records can add significant time to legal claim or case. KPA makes the process efficient. This is yet another reason why KPA should be your supervising physician.
Dr. Jason Lewis’ years of experience, his professional reputation and the systems in place at KPA help to ensure you receive the proper diagnosis and treatment, based on your particular situation. Attorneys recognize this and so do the insurance adjusters and their attorneys.
Start with Kentucky Pain Associates
While you may be tempted to visit a chiropractor or other therapist first, we believe having a referral from a Board-Certified physician can help to ensure the value of your injury claim is maximized. It doesn’t mean you can’t get chiropractic treatment. In fact, we regularly work with many of them. They can provide excellent benefits to your overall recovery. But, remember how the insurance companies are looking at your claim. Start with Kentucky Pain Associates and we’ll work to get you the help you need. This is why we, and others, believe KPA should be your supervising physician.
Want to Set Up an Appointment with Kentucky Pain Associates?
We Offer 3 locations to serve you:
Louisville: 222 South 1st Street, Suite 300, Louisville, KY 40202
Elizabethtown: 1107 Crowne Point Dr., Suite 100, Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Lexington: 101 Prosperous Place, Suite 300, Lexington, KY 40509
Feel free to Contact Us via the website or by calling (502) 855-3919. We also provide a telemedicine option (video call) for people outside of those areas.
Remember, work injury or MVA? Think KPA!