You may be treated by several different types of medical doctors after sustaining personal injuries in Pennsylvania or New Jersey. These doctors may examine you, prescribe medicine, or refer you to a specific type of medical therapy or treatment. Medical testing is how doctors who treat personal injuries actually determine or diagnose the exact type of injury. Medical testing comes in different forms.
Your Medical Test results mean everything in a Personal Injury Case
Clinical testing involves actual testing by the doctor in the examining room. Clinical testing is usually done without the use of complex machines. Orthopedic doctors conduct a great deal of clinical testing when the personal injury victim is examined. When an injury doctors finds personal injuries through clinical testing, he or she may then order additional medical testing to confirm or deny the initial findings.
Subjective Medical Testing or Objective Medical Testing?
There is one major distinction in medical testing for Pennsylvania and New Jersey personal injury cases. Subjective medical testing is a type of medical testing performed on a personal injury victim that is based on the injured person’s pain level, range of motion, flexibility, or other restrictions. Subjective medical testing is designed to diagnose medical conditions. Because subjective medical testing is based on the injured person’s response, it is often argued by insurance companies and insurance defense lawyers that it is not as reliable as its counterpart, objective medical testing. Objective medical testing is not perfect because certain personal injuries that appear in subjective medical testing do not appear in objective medical testing. Subjective medical test results should not be disregarded or minimized because they are valid medical tests created and used by the medical field.
Objective medical testing is considered the best proof of personal injuries in PA and NJ. Objective medical testing is not based on the injured victim’s response to the test. Think of objective medical testing as a photo. Because the objective medical testing is not based on the injured person’s response, it is considered more reliable by insurance companies. Objective medical tests include: x-rays, MRIs, Cat scans, EMGs and Nerve Conduction Tests.
Attention injured victims with limited tort – verbal threshold insurance policies: medical testing is needed to prove a serious injury.
Medical testing is extremely important in proving whether your case surpasses the limited tort-verbal threshold restriction on your auto insurance policy. Without medical testing, particularly positive objective medical testing, your case may be grounded. This is why it is so important to make sure that you have an experienced Bucks County, Mercer County or Philadelphia personal injury lawyer looking after you to make sure you get the medical testing that you need to prove your case in court.
If you have been involved in a car accident or other type of personal injury in Bucks County, Mercer County, or Philadelphia, you need to make sure that you get the proper type of medical testing in order to prove your injuries. The Bucks County personal injury lawyers at Cordisco & Saile LLC have extensive experience in working with physicians and medical testing in personal injury cases. Please provide us with your contact information and we will provide you a complimentary review of your PA or NJ personal injury claim, including a review of your medical testing.