Personal Injury Specialist

Brooklyn Medical Services of NY PLLC

Accredited Ambulatory Surgical Facility & Orthopedic, Cosmetic, Aesthetic and Regenerative Medicine located in Brooklyn, NY

Whether you’ve experienced a workplace injury or been in a car accident, you can rely on the expertise of orthopedic surgeon W. Gorum, MD, at Brooklyn Medical Services of NY PLLC for high-quality diagnosis and treatment for your personal injury. The practice is conveniently located in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York City. If you’ve been injured, don’t delay. Call today or schedule your consultation online.

Personal Injury Q & A

What is defined as a personal injury?

A personal injury is a term that encompasses a variety of injuries. Some of the most common personal injuries include those resulting from: 

  • A car accident
  • Slip and fall
  • Workplace accident
  • Product defect 

New York is a no-fault injury state, meaning that personal injuries generally aren’t considered the fault of either party. However, if you meet a certain threshold of injury, you’re legally allowed to sue under state personal injury law. The threshold includes:

  • Fractured bones
  • Permanent loss of an organ
  • Significant disfigurement

Being unable to perform your customary daily activities for more than 90 days also meets the legal injury threshold. Consult with a licensed attorney about the legal ramifications of your injury. 

As for your medical care and rehabilitation, it’s best to visit Brooklyn Medical Services of NY PLLC for a thorough diagnosis of your injury. Doing so not only aids in your recovery, but also documents the extent of your personal injury.

What does my doctor do when I have a personal injury?

You can expect the team at Brooklyn Medical Services of NY PLLC to evaluate the nature and severity of your injury. This medical process includes documenting the injury with medical records detailing your condition. 

Your doctor will assess your loss of mobility, pain level, and other effects of your injury. They then recommend an appropriate treatment plan, which may include rehabilitation or surgery, depending on the degree of injury. 

If your case ends up in court, this medical documentation may be used as evidence to determine the amount of compensation for your personal injury claim. 

That's why it is important to rely on medical providers with skill and experience with personal injury like the team at Brooklyn Medical Services of NY PLLC.

What happens during a personal injury exam?

Your provider at Brooklyn Medical Services of NY PLLC tailors your examination to your specific injury. However, you can generally expect them to ask how the injury happened. They ask you to describe the level of pain you're experiencing and any loss of function. 

Next, your provider may suggest diagnostic tests to further evaluate your personal injury. These tests may include an:

  • X-ray
  • MRI
  • CT scan

Once your diagnosis is complete, your provider recommends a plan to help relieve your symptoms and promote a full recovery. 

If you’ve experienced a personal injury, you can count on appropriate diagnosis and treatment at Brooklyn Medical Services of NY PLLC. Don't delay. Call today or schedule a consultation online to discuss your personal injury.