Motor Vehicle AccidentsThere are Many Instances of Varied and Serious Complications Arising from Motor Vehicle Accidents. In addition to Neck or Back Pain, a variety of complications can occur including traumatic brain injuries, balance problems due to an inner ear damage, traumatic headache, shoulder injuries, knee injuries, TMJ injuries, certain types of bone fractures easily undetected in the emergency room, traumatic stress disorder, etc. These complications can only be diagnosed by a medical doctor (M.D.) with specialized knowledge. Only early diagnosis and proper treatment can minimize the aftereffects which can continue for several years.
There are motor vehicle accident cases where a doctor must go to court to testify as to a patient’s condition. The court usually gives much more weight to the expert witness testimony of a medical doctor (M.D.) than that of a chiropractor (D.C.). A chiropractor cannot give testimony with regards to his or her opinion on an MRI or neurological examination. Physical therapist seldom being called to be an expert witness. The opinion of the treating physician is extremely important in litigation.