One of Vancouver's top personal injury attorneys, Jeff Witten, has a great article at his blog about the role of the family practice doctor. Although Jeff is in Canada, his article is applicable to Virginia car accident victims.
Jeff asks this question: is your family doctor your friend or your fellow?
He makes these points:
- the family doctor is at the hub of the wheel. Most care runs through this doctor.
- your family doctor should recommend appropriate specialists
Jeff also points out some ways to figure out if your doctor is "anti-lawsuit." His entire article is here.