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Automotive Injury Care

Have you been injured recently in an automobile accident? Are you not sure what to do next? Onto Orthopedics recommends taking care of your health first. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent after an accident. If you were involved in an accident and believe you may be injured, do not hesitate to call our office at 214-731-3008. Note we are now offering telemedicine appointments. Please contact us to learn more! Our medical experts are here to assist with some of the area's leading diagnostics and treatment options. See our articles for more information on auto accident injuries, common issues, and some potential solutions.

Auto Accident Injury Services at Onto Orthopedics Dallas

call us after an accidentHave you been injured in an auto accident? Consider visiting our practice for quick, high quality care. For years, Onto Orthopedics has catered to the unique situations of auto accident victims. Whether your were just injured or are suffering from long-term auto accident-related injuries, we are here to help. Unlike many practices that require you to begin treatment with physical therapy or chiropractic care, at our practice you can see the orthopedist first for diagnostics and treatment. Why risk receiving a questionable diagnosis? As the home of Harvard-trained orthopedist Shawn A. Hayden, MD, PhD, Onto Orthopedics provides some of the latest diagnostic and treatment techologies. Our practice accepts a variety of payment options including PIP, Medpay, and provides cash pay discounts. Our Plano, TX office is open during the Covid-19 pandemic. We now also offer telemedicine appointments. 

Leading Technologies

In 2004 Onto Orthopedics was one of the first orthopedic practices in North Texas to adopt an electronic medical record (EMR) system. Our technological tradition continues with an ever-expanding array of leading on-site diagnostic devices and treatments as well as new telemedicine systems. Some of our diagnostic technologies include our in-office ultrasound machine, Mi Eye 2, and direct radiography (DR) x-ray machine. Innovative treatment solutions include reparative medicines. Many of these treatments offer a minimally-invasive alternative to costly surgery. Further, Dr. Hayden is constantly training in some of the latest orthopedic techniques such as Joimax minimally invasive spinal surgery.

Finding the Right Auto Injury Attorney

Auto Injury Medical Attention

Have you recently been in an auto accident? Onto Orthopedics has over 30 combined years of experience working with auto insurance companies, auto injury lawyers and auto injury specialty physicians.  Unless your car has only sustained a scratch, we typically recommend that anyone who has suffered an auto accident seek medical attention.  Even accidents that appear minor can result in increased adrenaline flow and aches and pains from strained and sprained muscles and joints.  As a starting point a visit to an orthopedist to verify that everything is OK is usually a good idea.

The experts at Onto Orthopedics can assist you. Shawn A. Hayden, MD, PhD is a Harvard-trained orthopedic surgeon with many years of experience diagnosing and treating trauma victims. Our practice also has some of the latest diagnostic and treatment techniques as well as technologies on site to help get you back on your feet. While we can likely help you physically recover, we occasionally recommend seeking the services of a quality personal injury attorney for monetary assistance.

How Can an Auto Injury Attorney Help?

Finding a doctor to treat you may be challenging when you are injured in a motor vehicle collision.   Many medical doctors do not treat patients suffering from an auto injury because of difficulties collecting from health insurance companies when an auto insurance company is involved. Your health insurance may be legally able to withhold payment to your doctor until your auto accident case settles – often up to 2 years.  This is when a good auto injury lawyer can help. Onto Orthopedics has worked with local auto injury attorneys that practice auto injury law.   Many of these attorneys have developed a group of physicians and surgeons to which you can be referred to directly.  This can reduce your search to find a specialist to treat your injury by days.  (In the weeds warning! This may be a result of subrogation rules in your policy.  If you are interested in getting into the weeds, please find our developing information on insurance topics including:  Health Insurance, PIP, Medpay, UM/UIM, Third Party, and Subrogation.)

Second, after you have decided to seek legal counsel, you may ask yourself “What type of firm?” This often involves deciding between a big firm or small office.

Personal Injury Protection (PIP)

What is PIP?

Personal Injury Protection (or PIP) insurance is an extension of many auto insurance policies. PIP is a comprehensive automotive insurance provision designed to cover expenses incurred during and after a car accident regardless of the party at fault. PIP typically covers medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost income, child care expenses, survivors' loss, and household services. In some states, PIP insurance is a mandatory part of first party auto insurance while in others it is optional.While PIP coverage is optional in Texas, auto insurance companies are required to offer it to you. Unless you rejected PIP coverage in writing when you purchased your auto insurance, chances are the provision is included in your policy.2 Medpay is another common car insurance provision that can cover car accident-related medical expenses. 

How Can PIP Help with Auto Injuries?

If you have been injured in an auto accident and are searching for a way to pay for related medical expenses, PIP or Medpay coverage may help. While payments resulting from litigation may be delayed by months, PIP coverage typically pays out quickly. There is also typically no need to determine fault before using your PIP or Medpay coverage. Onto Orthopedics accepts various forms of payment for our orthopedic care, including PIP. We have specialists available who are trained to treat injuries such as those sustained in auto accidents. Onto Orthopedics is the office of Dr. Shawn Hayden, a Harvard trained orthopedic surgeon. Our clinic also maintains some of the latest diagnostic and treatment technologies to get you back on the road faster including Mi Eye 2, ultrasound, and direct radiography (DR) x-ray systems. 

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See an orthopedist after an auto accidentAn auto accident is a very harrowing experience for the sufferers and their near and dear ones. It not only leads to physical injuries, but also causes severe mental trauma that may last for years after the accident. See an orthopedic surgeon after an accident to help treat any injuries.

Auto Accidents are a common cause of death in the United States (1). A few common causes of auto-accidents are distracted driving, speeding, reckless driving or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, crossing beyond stop signs, late night driving, wrong lane driving or abrupt lane changes, driving too close or not keeping safe distance, driving in snow, rain or fog, driving when fatigued etc. Distracted driving indicates inattention while driving. This can include fatigue, physical and mental ill health of the driver (2).

Auto accidents can lead to injuries ranging from a simple abrasion to minor fractures to life threatening injuries. The major injuries if unattended within a set few hours, can lead to lifelong impairments.

One must bear in mind that often injuries are not felt or detected immediately. There are certain hormones called endorphins which are released after the shock of an accident. These endorphins along with the shock of the jolt felt due to the accident act as painkillers and because of this the victim fails to feel the injury or pain right away. The symptoms like pain, giddiness, distress etc. are often felt a few days later after the initial shock phase is over. These can be detected earlier if one visits an auto accident orthopedist without delay. He will do a thorough check-up to detect any injury caused by the accident.

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