When you’re in a car accident you may not immediately think of visiting the chiropractor. However, you might be surprised by how much help a chiropractor can be beyond your injuries if you’ve been injured in a personal injury accident, such as a vehicle crash. Chiropractors can be a valuable aid in helping determine the value of a lawsuit as well.
No one ever leaves their house expecting to be in an accident, but if it happens, your first priority needs to be your health. Depending on your injuries, a personal injury chiropractor may be just the solution you are looking for. Chiropractors are able to treat many of the injuries caused by personal injury accidents such as whiplash, soft tissue injuries, musculoskeletal issues, and more.
Types of Personal Injury Claims
While a personal injury can happen anytime someone is negligent, there are a few particular types of personal injury accidents that are the most common. These include:
Vehicle Accidents – These accidents may include cars, trucks, commercial vehicles, motorcycles, boats, and more. If you are a driver, passenger, pedestrian, bicycle, or involved in an accident in another capacity, you may have suffered injuries that a chiropractor can treat successfully.
Premises Liability Accidents – These accidents include slip and fall accidents and typically happen due to the negligence of a property owner or business. An example of this type of accident is when sidewalks or floors are slick due to water, ice, or other substances and a person slips and falls and gets injured.
Workplace Accidents – Workplace injuries can occur in any industry but are more common in certain fields such as construction, industrial settings, oil fields, and refineries.
Product Liability Accidents – These claims arise when someone is injured due to a product being defective or dangerous. Products may include car parts, household goods, prescription drugs, and more. An example would be a car accident that causes injuries because a car part was defective and resulted in the accident.
Common Accident Injuries
Personal injury accidents are more common than you might think, and injuries can result in your quality of life suffering. Common injuries caused by these accidents include:
Soft Tissue Injuries
Herniated or Ruptured Discs
Joint Pain and Injuries
Muscle Sprains and Strains
How a Chiropractor Can Help After an Accident
Beyond cuts and bruises, stitches and broken bones, there are many other injuries a person can experience after a personal injury accident. This is why you need to see a healthcare provider as soon as possible after the accident.
A chiropractor will be able to determine how severe your injuries are and develop a treatment plan to care for them. Your treatment plan can address tissues, muscles, bones, ligaments, and overall wellness to reduce your pain, inflammation, and help you heal more quickly. Of course, broken bones or other serious injuries may need emergency medical care.
Chiropractic and Your Personal Injury Case
Even if you think your injuries aren’t serious enough for a personal injury lawsuit, your chiropractor can help document your injuries and treatments, as well as payments that you make. This way, detailed records will be ready for your attorney if you decide that a lawsuit is in your best interest.
Documentation will help determine the settlement amount for your case as well if you do file a personal injury lawsuit. Typically, a personal injury claim will cover your chiropractic treatment, however each settlement payout is different. Settlement amounts depend on a variety of factors including the amount of wages you lost, your total medical bills, and how bad your injuries were.
Whether or not you file a personal injury claim or not, you still deserve the proper care and treatment to reach a full recovery after your accident. Prioritize your health. Schedule an appointment online or call us today.
This article is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for in-person advice or care from a medical professional.