The answer is a most definite yes. Following an auto accident, you should always see a doctor or a chiropractor, especially if you were in a crash caused by someone else’s recklessness.
You will need a professional medical diagnosis as well as documentation of your injuries and treatments if you intend pursuing a lawsuit against the careless driver.
Besides helping your case and receiving compensation from the insurance company, it is vital that you see a doctor for your own health and well-being.
As Mill Creek and Everette WA based chiropractors, we at Innovative Chiropractic specialize in assisting car crash victims with the medical support they need to achieve a quick and safe recovery.
What are the Injuries that can be Sustained in Motor Vehicle Collisions?
There are a great many different kinds of injuries that can be sustained in car accidents and every auto accident is different.
The severity of the injuries will depend on the severity of the accident, but damage can be done to the body even in minor car accidents. There are three factors that usually affect injuries, and they are:
- The type of accident, such as rear-end collision, T-bone, or single vehicle accident.
- The travelling speed of the vehicles involved.
- Whether everyone in the vehicle was wearing a seat belt.
The body can react adversely to any type of unexpected force a driver experiences. Such as whiplash, one of the more common injuries suffered by victims of a car crash.
How Soon After a Car Accident Should I See a Doctor?
You really don’t want to wait longer than 72 hours after the crash occurred. The insurance company for the at-fault driver will only give you a very small window of time to seek treatment for your injuries caused by the accident. After that window closes, it will be extremely difficult for you to receive compensation for your injuries.
If you do not consult a doctor within three days of the accident, the insurance company’s policy usually states that you were clearly not injured enough to need compensation.
The insurance company will not be prepared to pay your deserved settlement without professional documented proof of your injuries and treatment by a chiropractor.
If you have been in a car crash, be proactive and protect your rights by scheduling a consultation with Innovative Chiropractic today.
Why is Chiropractic Care the Best Choice?
Many of the injuries that are sustained by accident victims are non-visible. Such as whiplash and soft-tissue injuries. These just happen to be a chiropractor’s specialty.
A chiropractor’s specialty is reestablishing the natural flow of energy, and reducing pain symptoms naturally, by readjusting the body to its correct and best possible functioning ability. They locate the cause of your pain and discomfort and treat it at the source.
Do the Right Thing
As well as doing the right thing for your health, also do the right thing for your injury case. Schedule a consultation with Innovative Chiropractic and protect your legal rights.
Innovative Chiropractic has 20 years of experience helping victims of auto accident injuries, so call today.