Question: I was injured in a car wreck about a year ago. The attorney sent me to a doctor (chiropractor). I have been treating with no real improvement in my condition. Will it hurt my case if I get a second opinion?
Robert’s Answer: No, it will not hurt to get a second opinion. Do not let the attorney dictate your medical treatment. Many times, your attorney will refer you to doctor for treatment just because the attorney has a relationship with that doctor. And in most cases, you get treated and everything works out just fine. But that is a “cookie-cutter” approach to personal injury law. Every case is different. Every client is different, and every injury is different.