Count yourself lucky if you’ve never been in a car accident fortunately for some of us doesn’t happen often. It can be a scary experience especially if the result is bodily injury, and it’s important to remain calm.There are some things you need to keep in mind that could affect any personal injury claims you might file with the insurance company. The following is a list of some things that could affect a personal injury claim.
Seek Medical Attention
A visit to your doctor or walk in clinic is advisable even though you may be feeling just fine.There are some symptoms that may not appear until days after the accident. Pain, discomfort, dizziness or numbness could be delayed so medical attention is essential. Keep in mind having a record of this strengthens your personal injury claim.
Take Detailed Notes
A record of any medical treatment including photos of your injuries will help get full reimbursement from the insurance company. List any appointments doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists or other medical practitioners you may have been referred to..
Assemble a file for any medications or devices such as crutches that were needed as a result of your accident.
All appointments and correspondence with regard to your injuries should be included in that file. X-rays if you have them. Photos of the accident location including stop signs, traffic lights if applicable and photos of damage to your vehicle. Proof of financial loss if you miss work or opportunities as a result of the accident. Keep track of travel expenses for medical appointments. Lastly if there were any witnesses obtain their contact information.
Back and neck injuries are very common when involved in a car accident and require a visit to a chiropractor. Remember spinal alignment has many health benefits for everyone not just those involved in recent accidents. You may be experiencing pain from a prior accident, stress or sleep problems. Isn’t a good idea to contact one of our Murfreesboro chiropractors here at Revolution Health Center today and find out how chiropractic care can improve these areas of your life.