AUTO ACCIDENTS

Auto accidents at any speed can cause serious injuries.  Individuals involved in any auto accident should be seen by a certified auto accident injury specialist.  Whether you are the driver, passenger, young, or old, each person deserves to have a professional exam from our Auto Accident Injury Doctor.


What you should know if you have been involved in an Auto Accident?


Auto injuries are sometimes hidden and don’t present for months or even years.  As a result the injury is never taken care of properly.


Insurance companies will pay for all your care which you suffered during the auto accident.  They are not responsible for pre-existing injuries; only the injuries sustained in the accident.  Even if you are just sore, you should get checked out immediately because you may experience pain, numbness, headaches, muscle stiffness, fatigue, and other problems including arthritis many months down the road. Remember, nothing is more important than
your health, especially when you start to lose it.


Here’s where the problem typically starts… Most people who suffer injuries during an auto accident have one thing on their mind: Their AUTOMOBILE.


Common concerns are:

  • Who’s going to fix my car?
  • What will I drive while my car is getting fixed?
  • Will my insurance rates go up?
  • Who is going to pay for it?
  • And the last thing on your mind is: “Am I Really OK?


Not only are auto accidents an inconvenience and a hassle, a common complaint of auto accident victims is that they don't feel like their normal selves. You may also be experiencing obvious pains and symptoms like muscle stiffness or spasm, neck pain, headaches, numbness and tingling, back pain, difficulty sleeping, irritability, memory loss, fatigue, difficulty concentrating and many other difficulties. Or worse than that, you may be injured and feel nothing at all.
 
If you have been in an auto accident recently, there are some important decisions you have to make:


Q: If I Need Treatment For This Injury, Do I Have To Pay For It Myself?
A: No, only in very rare circumstances does the patient pay for their care as they go. Some car insurance policies have what is called "Med Pay." This means that medical bills will be paid at 100% up to a certain limit. My office can assist you in obtaining this information.


Using your medical coverage should not raise your premiums.


Q: The Insurance Company Has Been Calling Me And Wants To Settle, What Should I Do?
A: Do not sign or settle until you have had us evaluate your injury for you. If you settle before your injury is fully resolved, you will be completely on your own and will have to pay out of pocket for your care.


Q: I've Been To The Hospital And My Medical Doctor, Do I Really Need to See a Chiropractor?
A: You need a doctor who focuses in the treatment and diagnosis of auto accident injuries. Usually hospitals will check vital signs, make sure there are no life-threatening conditions and release the patient with pain relief medication. They normally do not treat the underlying musculoskeletal and soft tissue injuries that can and often do lead to future pain. If you are still having problems, you should get a second opinion.


Q: Should I See An Attorney Before I See My Chiropractor?
A: It is important to get checked out by the doctor first. That way the findings from your exam will allow you the information you need in order to decide if an attorney is necessary. If necessary, we can refer you to a reputable and qualified attorney.


Q: Does Your Care Hurt?
A: Absolutely not. The care is very gentle.


Q: Is The Care Safe?
A: Yes, extremely. Particularly when compared to the side effects from medication. 


If you have been in an accident give your office a call and schedule an appointment today!