One moment everything may seem fine, when suddenly you’re involved in a serious collision.Most people have one thing on their mind after a car accident their car! However, it’s important to remember that you and your injuries come first. A visit to a chiropractor should always follow an auto injury, as chiropractors are specialists in damage to soft and hard tissue.
How Can a Chiropractor Help Me After My Auto Accident?
Chiropractors are able to treat neck and back injuries associated with auto accidents. Many times, individuals who have been injured in a car accident experience such intense muscle pain and stiffness that they simply cannot function normally. When left untreated, this discomfort can be a serious issue.
After an auto accident, some individuals experience indicators of whiplash injuries right away, such as blurred vision, headaches, shoulder pain, dizziness, reduced range of motion and arm pain. Whiplash can also result in minor back injuries, muscle injuries, ligament problems, and disc damage. Other individuals may be injured and feel nothing at all.
Treating pain or whiplash should never be secondary to bringing your car at the mechanic or working with your insurance company. If you’ve had an auto accident recently, your first priority should be taking the initiative to visit your chiropractor!
If you were involved in an accident there are usually multiple options at your disposal to choose from. In a typical auto insurance case, there will be no need to make payment at the time of service as the clinic will send the statement of charges to your attorney or the insurance company at fault. Furthermore, many patients have what is referred to as Medical Payments insurance in their own policy usually ranging from $500-$2,000 which is highly recommended to file as well. Our office and most attorney offices will assist you with the process of filing liability and medical payment claims.
Uninsured Motorist Claims
Since 17% of auto accidents occur where the at-fault party has no insurance, the State of North Carolina requires that your own policy has what is referred to as uninsured motorist coverage. If this occurs, filing a “UM” claim is quite common in our offices as we have plenty of experience to help you navigate the process with your attorney or insurance company.