No one has ever looked forward to being involved in a car accident.
Most people aren't even remotely prepared for them when they happen.
Even still, there are millions of car accidents every year, costing the U.S. hundreds of billions of dollars.
Whether you're prepared or not, there is a good chance that at some point in your life, you will be involved in a car accident.
There's also a good chance that the car accident you're involved in will be the result of someone else's negligence.
That means they will be responsible for any damage that is done to your vehicle, as well as all of your medical costs.
Hopefully, you're never injured in a car accident, but if you are, you need to be prepared and know what to do afterward.
Not all injuries are identical, and they will all need to be treated differently.
Open wounds, broken bones, and similar injuries should all be treated immediately after the accident in the emergency room.
Other injuries, such as soft tissue injuries like whiplash, are best treated by a chiropractor who specializes in personal injury accidents.
Chiropractors know how to treat car accident injuries and will help you get your body back into shape following your accident.
Beyond that, though, receiving chiropractic treatment can actually help you win your personal injury claim.
Treatment is the best thing for you after a car accident. Read our blog post: "Avoid These Common Mistakes After A Car Accident."
We will discuss a few reasons why below.
Table of Contents
- Increased Chances of a Full Settlement
- They Work With Insurance Companies
- They Help Produce Timely Claims
- Speak To A Chiropractor Today
Increased Chances of a Full Settlement
When you're injured in a car accident that was not your fault, you want the negligent driver to have to pay for all of your medical expenses.
However, settlements take some time, so you are likely going to need to seek chiropractic care before a settlement is reached.
And, keep in mind that just because you receive medical attention, that doesn't mean the negligent driver's insurance company or a jury will find it all "medically necessary."
However, your chiropractor should treat your injuries and fulfill the necessary steps to help you receive a favorable settlement.
To get a favorable settlement, your personal injury claim will need proper documentation showing that your chiropractic care was a reasonable and necessary medical expense.
Every chiropractor should understand the importance of the following documentation:
Detailed Medical Charts: Your medical charts should list the extent and severity of each of your symptoms.
This is important because not every symptom appears immediately after an accident. Sometimes you will feel fine after an accident, but the proper documentation will connect your injury to the accident.
All Necessary Treatments: Insurance companies need to see more than just the treatments that were provided. They need to know that they were necessary as a direct result of your injury.
Detailed records will paint that picture.
Accurate and detailed billing information, including the date, cost of each treatment, or office visit is also essential.
They Work With Insurance Companies
Getting injured in a car accident is never fun, but having to deal with the logistics of the insurance companies is salt in the wound.
When you work with a chiropractor who is experienced in personal injury claims, they can help relieve the stress of worrying about your out-of-pocket expenses.
Getting a lawyer will also help ease that stress, and a chiropractor that is experienced in personal injury cases will be able to work with your lawyer to make things as easy as possible.
Your chiropractor can also work directly with insurance companies, making sure you're only concern is to get better without getting any headaches over billing.
They Help Produce Timely Claims
One of the most overlooked things a chiropractor does for you after a car accident is to advise which of your injuries can be treated by them, and what the best course of action is.
It goes without saying that another type of doctor will best treat some injuries.
If that's the case, your chiropractor can refer to that doctor to speed up the process and to get you better as soon as possible.
And the quicker you receive your medical treatment, the sooner your claim can be settled.
We can't stress enough that even if you don't feel pain immediately after the accident, you should still check in with your chiropractor to make sure everything is okay.
The extent of some injuries isn't always immediately apparent, and receiving medical attention right away will keep your claim from being delayed.
If you choose to decline medical care and go home and take a few painkillers instead, you could actually be masking a more severe injury that needs to be treated as soon as possible.
Seeing a chiropractor right away will improve how well you recover from the accident as well as ensure a timely claim is made.
Remember, every state has its own statute of limitations, so if you wait too long to receive chiropractic care, you will end up paying out of pocket.
Speak To A Chiropractor Today
If you've been in a car accident, the best thing you can do for your health and your personal injury claim is see a chiropractor.
Unless you have obvious injuries that need to be treated right away in an emergency room, visiting the chiropractor will get you on the road to recovery as well as a settlement payout as quickly as possible.
The team at Car Wreck Doctor will match you with the best chiropractors in your area, so you can receive quality treatment right away.
They can also refer you to the best personal injury attorney's, so you can be sure you get the settlement you deserve.
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