Chiropractic Care for Whiplash Injury After Car Accident
- If you are injured in an auto accident, it is critical that you document your injuries and receive proper medical care as soon as possible.
- Car accidents cause whiplash, which can lead to chronic pain if left untreated.
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What To Do
After an auto accident, you may be nervous and confused, but it’s important to keep calm. After that, your first step can affect your health and the reimbursement from an auto insurance company if you file a claim.
Seek Medical Care First
The sooner you begin care, the faster you recover from injury.
Your health is your greatest asset. On the day of the accident, you may have quite a bit of discomfort. Similarly, you may only feel stiffness and “some” pains in the neck, back, arms or legs. Sometimes, delayed inflammatory process of injuries can mask the severity of the injuries. Although you may feel fine now or think your injuries are not very serious, symptoms such as the following can appear days after the accident:
- neck pain
- upper back pain
- low back pain
- shoulder pain
- numbness and tingling
What If I Delay the Treatment
Not addressing injury symptoms early can make the injuries chronic pain and lead to accelerated degenerative changes. However, if you treat the injury immediately, you will likely recover faster from the injuries.
Moreover, delay in treatment after a car accident could be a reason you don’t get the fair settlement you deserve. Get an Injury Evaluation today to protect the integrity of your personal injury case. If you wait days or weeks after the accident to seek medical care, your personal injury lawyer may have a difficult time to prove that your injuries were the result of the car accident without proper documentation. Only with professionally prepared medical documentation, your attorney can help you get you the settlement you deserve for your case.
If You Have a Claim Number, You May Receive Medical Care at No Cost.
Contact the Auto Injury Chiropractic Specialist in Fairfax
It is important for your health and well-being to receive proper treatment from a professional, and it is also important if you wish to receive compensation for pain and suffering, missed work, medical bills, property damage, and other damages.
Auto accident can cause one of the most severe traumatic incidents to a victim’s body. For instance, sudden excessive forces as in car accidents can cause many injuries including muscles, tendons, ligaments, discs, nerves and spinal segments out of their proper positions. If these mis-alignments and injured connective tissues heal in misaligned positions with scars, it can cause persistent pain.
This pain can become more intense and even begin radiating down into the shoulder, arm, thigh, and/or leg. If uncorrected or untreated, these damaged connective tissues and supporting structures can lead to accelerated disc degeneration, development of degenerative arthritis and chronic pain. When injury symptoms become chronic, these physical problems can be very difficult to treat. Therefore, it is very important that you have a proper injury evaluation immediately after even a minor accident.
Do I Have to Hire an Accident Lawyer To Get Treatment?
If you are injured in an auto accident because of the negligence of someone else, that person or the other party insurance company will be responsible for your medical expenses. You can get medical care immediately under a medical lien when you file a personal injury claim. Our Fairfax chiropractic clinic will work on a medical lien. In other words, we will wait for the payment until your injury case is settled or until you get paid.
If you are at-fault in a car accident, you can get medical care under your auto insurance policy. It is called Medical Payment (known as Med-Pay or PIP coverage). Regardless of who was at fault, most auto insurance policies will cover necessary and reasonable treatments for your injuries. Med-Pay also covers any injured passenger in the vehicle.
Car Accident Lawyers
We will assist you with insurance issues and any billing questions so you can focus on recovering from the injuries. However, if your case requires a car accident lawyer, we will gladly refer you to one of our trusted experienced accident injury lawyers to help you deal with your injury claim and settlement. Good personal injury attorneys will help to protect victims’ legal rights and defend against powerful insurance companies who try to take advantage of unrepresented individuals.
We work with most personal injury lawyers to ensure you get the medical care you need without having to worry about paying out of pocket for medical expenses.
Avoid These Common Mistakes
Few mistakes can jeopardize your personal injury claim for your settlement. For instance, remember the followings:
- Do Not discuss details of the accident with the Other Driver’s Insurance Company. There is a good chance that the other driver’s insurance company will contact you after the accident. You must understand that you do not have to talk to them, and it would be in your best interest to decline commenting to them about the accident. Certainly, your answers can be detrimental to your case if they twist and use them against you.
- Don’t settle until you have completed all of your medical treatment of your injuries.
- Do Not sign release forms before you’re ready to settle completely. They may offer you a low settlement amount in an attempt to get you to settle for much less than you deserve.
In conclusion, do NOT jeopardize your health by waiting too long to see a doctor or a chiropractor after a car accident. Our clinic has been helping victims recover physically and financially for many years, and we want to help you receive your deserved compensation.
We offer a same-day appointment and will work with your schedule to make sure you can get the medical care you need for your injuries. Take advantage of our Free Injury Consultation today.