Be careful who you select to treat your injuries following an Albuquerque, NM car or truck accident


January 11, 2013

 by Caruso Law Offices, P.C. | 

You need to be very careful about who you chose to treat your injuries from an Albuquerque car or truck accident.

Chiropractors, physical therapists and medical massage therapists have good and bad reputations among the insurance company for the person who caused the collision.

The reputation of your health care provider may dictate whether your claim is valued highly. Those with bad reputations will bring the value of your case down, and you will put less money in your pocket. Those with high reputations will do the opposite.

Rules dictate the treatment of your health care provider. For instance in New Mexico the New Mexico Chiropractic Association has adopted the Croft Guidelines as reasonable treatment guidelines following a car, truck or motorcycle accident or collision.

Chiropractors must follow the Croft Guidelines which limit the duration of treatment and number of total treatments following the date of the accident or collision. If they fail to do so, your claim could be severely jeopardized.

Physical therapists and medical massage therapists need to be working with a doctor of some type to justify their bills to the insurance company. A prescription must be secured from your doctor before beginning physical therapy or medicalmassage therapy. There must be a doctor who originated the medical massage therapy or physical therapy referral.

Personal injury attorney Mark Caruso can help you select a credible chiropractor, physical therapist and medical massage therapist. Because we only handle personal injury and wrongful death claims, we have become very familiar with the reputations of health care providers. We have had our office in Albuquerque since 1987—about 27 years.

Because Mark Caruso, PC only handles personal injury and wrongful death cases we know the office practices of local chiropractors and health care providers.

We know which health care providers keep detailed notes and records which is so important in proving pain and suffering. We know which health care providers charge reasonable fees in line with the recommended fees by PMIC. We know which physical therapists and massage therapists get referrals from a doctor before commencing therapy. We know which chiropractors follow the Croft Guidelines and which chiropractors ignore the Croft Guidelines.

Most importantly, we listen to our client complaints about chiropractors, physical therapists and medical massage therapists. Is the health care provider’s office staff cordial or rude? Are the clients getting better from the treatment, or is their condition stagnant and their treatment a waste of time?

Not only do we listen to our clients, but we also listen to the comments of the insurance adjusters we fight daily. We know which health care providers to avoid, and we know which have the best reputations and office practices.

Getting the health care provider paid

Once you make your selection on which health provider you want to treat your injuries, we can offer the medical doctor, chiropractor, physical therapist or medical massage therapist a letter or protection or medical lien on your claim. That means the health care provider knows that we will submit their bills and records for payment from the insurance company for the person who caused the accident. It also means that they know that they will get paid at the end of your case.

Mark Caruso has worked with several hundred of New Mexico’s health care providers over the past 27 years that Mark Caruso has had his personal injury and wrongful death law firm in Albuquerque.

We have an excellent reputation among health care providers because we get them paid from the insurance company for the person who caused the accident or collision. We can help you with your referral and letter of protection.

Call personal injury attorney Mark Caruso at 505-273-2978 to get more information about how to treat your neck pain and back pain and other spinal injuries after your New Mexico car or truck accident. You can also visit our website at or our blog at Please read our client testimonials and reviews.

Mark Caruso

Mark Caruso will give you a FREE consultation at one of our Albuquerque offices—North East Heights or Westside–or at your home, work or other location during the day or in the evenings or weekends. We handle cases statewide throughout New Mexico and in the pueblos and reservations throughout our state.

Mark Caruso will also explain our 29% discounted attorney fee for all personal injury and wrongful death claims resulting from auto, car, truck, motorcycle, bus, bicycle or pedestrian accidents and collisions. Why would you ever want to pay the higher 33 1/3% attorney fee that most personal injury and wrongful death attorneys charge.

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