An auto accident is a scary experience. In addition to the fear from the crash itself, a driver has to deal with the stress of insurance claims, car repairs and their own pain. Even the safest driver can be involved in an accident, so it’s crucial to know the proper steps to take after your car accident. Begin by checking for injuries, then exchange info, seek medical attention, file a police report, and let your insurance company know.
THE PAIN WILL STOP... EVENTUALLY
Ignoring your pain will only make it worse. We’ve helped a large number of clients heal from serious injuries without surgery or prescriptions.
I CAN RESOLVE THIS MYSELF
Dr. James Fonner and his team of recovery experts can help injured patients return to a life free of pain and guide you through the process.
CHECK FOR INJURIES
The first step to take after being in an auto accident is to check every person in your vehicle, including yourself, for injuries. It is just as important for you to know the nature of those injuries as you should not move anyone with certain pain involving the spine, the neck or the back. First Choice Chiropractic has helped thousands of central Ohio residents recover from serious personal injuries without the use of any surgery or prescriptions.
FILE AN INSURANCE CLAIM
Letting your insurer know what happened and giving them the police report with the details of the crash will help get you coverage in your settlement. Insurance companies will often cover full medical care following a car accident. We know that neck, back and spinal injuries are some of the leading types of injuries following a car accident or any other accident. Whiplash, which occurs when the neck and head move too quickly, is one of the most common car crash injuries. For injuries like these, it is crucial to get help from medical care and a recovery plan from a chiropractor.
CALL 911 & EXCHANGE INFO
If you or someone in your car is hurt, call 911 immediately, because calling as soon as possible can save lives. Injured drivers should contact the police after any auto accident no matter how serious it is. Getting a police report and exchanging information with all other drivers in the crash will be key in filing an insurance claim and getting a full and fair settlement. First Choice Chiropractic creates and provides in-depth care programs to all of our patients that were injured in a car crash. We will work with you to make the best use of your insurance settlement and make sure you are free of any lingering or chronic pain as quickly as possible.
SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION
After a car crash, it is critical to seek medical help from a licensed chiropractor because the injuries will only get worse if they are left untreated. Getting help after an auto accident will not only be helpful with your future legal or insurance claims but it will also help you in choosing any other medical care if it is needed. First Choice Chiropractic, the best chiropractor in Columbus, Ohio and the surrounding areas, will do as much as possible to help you get the pain relief you need without surgery or prescriptions.
Upon our initial consultation with Dr. James Fonner we found out there were some underlying issues to our pain. They set up a treatment plan and some more x-rays for my wife and also put us in contact with a lawyer. From start to finish they handled our case in a professional but friendly way and documented all of our injuries and treatment.