UPDATED 02/01/2023: Auto accidents can happen at any time. This can be a stressful experience, and many people might not know what to do next. It is normal to have questions following a motor vehicle accident, so what are a few important pieces of information you need to know? Continue reading to learn the top 9 frequently asked questions we receive about receiving chiropractic care following an auto accident.
1. Should I See an Attorney First or a Chiropractor First?
The first thing you need to do is go to the chiropractor to get your injuries checked out. Before you go to the attorney, you need to make sure you know what the injuries are. That way, your attorney will have an idea of how the case might proceed.
2. What If My Car Only Has Minor Damage?
Similar to accidents, injuries can vary widely in their scope and severity as well. Even if the car only has minor damage, you need to get checked out. You could have suffered whiplash even if the car looks okay.
3. Should I Wait to See if the Pain Goes Away Before Getting Checked Out?
No, you need to get checked out as quickly as possible. There could be an underlying injury that will only get worse if you do not get it treated. The sooner you get the injury treated, the faster you will recover.
4. Do I Need To Pay for My Injuries on My Own?
You should not have to pay for your injuries on your own. This is highly unusual. You might have health insurance that will cover the cost of your injuries, but most car insurance policies also have funding for medical bills related to an accident.
5. What Should I Bring With Me to My First Visit?
You need to bring all of your new patient information forms so that the chiropractor can learn more about your medical history. You also need to make sure you bring your insurance cards so the chiropractor can bill the insurance company accordingly.
6. What Should I Do if the Insurance Company Wants to Settle?
If the insurance company wants to settle, understand that this is normal; however, you should not settle with the insurance company because they are not going to give you what your injuries are worth. Instead, once you have been checked out by a chiropractor, you need to work with an experienced attorney who understands exactly how much your injuries are worth. That way, you do not settle for anything less than what you are owed.
7. If I’ve Already Been to a Medical Doctor Do I Still Need to Go to a Chiropractor?
Yes, even if you have been to the ER at the hospital, you need to see a chiropractor. The hospital is only going to make sure you are stable before you go home. You need to place yourself in the best position possible to recover fully with the help of an experienced chiropractor.
8. Does Chiropractic Hurt?
No, chiropractic care does not hurt. A chiropractor is going to use a series of controlled thrusts to make adjustments to your spine to make sure your body is in the best position possible to recover.
9. Is Chiropractic Care Safe After an Accident?
Yes, chiropractic care is safe. Chiropractic care is designed to place you in a position to recover while also minimizing your complications and side effects. If you go to a chiropractor soon after the accident, you might be able to prevent yourself from requiring surgery in the future. If you have been injured in an auto accident, you need to see a chiropractor as soon as possible.
If you don’t have a chiropractor, please give us a call. Our chiropractors are extremely experienced with treating people from Brooksville, Spring Hill and surrounding communities who have suffered injuries from auto accidents. Our office is conveniently located at 12082 Cortez Blvd in Brooksville, FL. Our phone number is (352) 684-2707. Give us a call today. We’re here to help!
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