Many people believe that a personal injury accident only pertains to an automobile accident, but acquiring bodily harm in any way including as a pedestrian or a “slip and fall” falls under this category as well. If you have been in a personal injury accident we are here to help you.
Did you know that one of the most stressful aspects of living in modern life is dealing with the problems that arise after an accident? In some cases the injuries caused by accidents are usually hidden and seldom detected for months or even years. As a result, a lot of victims of personal injury accidents settle their case with insurance companies before getting evaluated by a Doctor trained in soft tissue injuries. This could be a big mistake!
Why? Because once you settle your case you loose the right for care if you need it. A good rule of thumb is to get educated in your rights, then make a decision, there is no reason to rush; it can only hurt you. If you were indeed injured in the accident, you should get the care needed to get you back to the way you felt and functioned before the accident. Even if you are just sore, you should get checked immediately, because you may experience pain, numbness, headaches, muscle stiffness, fatigue and other problems such as arthritis many months down the road. Remember, nothing is more important than your health when you start to lose it.
The team at Chiro-Health is here to help you. If you have been in an accident and have any questions do not hesitate to contact us.
Q:What if my car sustained only minor damage?
A: Documented studies by Charles Carroll, MD reveal that : “The amount of damage to the automobile bears little relation to the force applied to the cervical spine (neck) of the occupants.”
In other words, the damage to the passengers is not necessarily directly related to the damage to the vehicle.
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 there care as they go. Our office provides care “on credit” when patients are represented by an attorney.
Some car insurances policies have what is called “med Pay”. This means that your medical bills will be paid at 100% up to a certain limit. We can assist you in obtaining this information. Using your med will 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 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.