Unfortunately accidents happen and can be quite traumatic. It's hard to know what to do next. Here at Rivera Chiropractic Group, we have 25 years experience helping patients after car accidents. If your injuries are life threatening - call 911 or go the the emergency room. Othewise, call us to schedule an appointment as soon as possible following an accident and we will help you with the rest. Here is some additional helpful information;
Serious injuries can take time to develop, especially if you suffer from Whiplash. Signing a medical release immediately after a potential injury may prevent a victim from obtaining compensation for a medical condition that shows up weeks or months later. We can asses and treat a victim's injuries immediately and refer to an experienced personal injuries attorney as appropriate.
- When several people - drivers, passengers and even pedestrians are involved in a serious auto accident, injury compensation can reach insurance policy payment limits quickly. In many cases victims are being told by the insurance company of the party at fault that "they will handle the claim and pay for everything" only to find that they are being subject to endless questions, having to pay for medical care and damages out of pocket and wait for reimbursement.
Whiplash is the everyday name for a serious injury caused when the head makes a jolting backward, forward, or sideways snapping movement in an auto accident. Experts estimate that three in five bodily injury claims involve whiplash. Many accident victims suffer temporary neck and back pain that goes away. However it is important to go see your Chiropractor (and emergency care if needed) right away so your injury is treated to prevent future damage and pain as the effect of your injuries return weeks or months down the line.
Whiplash symptoms may include blurred vision, chewing or swallowing difficulty, disturbed sense of smell, dizziness, fatigue, headache, insomnia, jaw or face pain, muscle weakness, nausea, psychological problems, or ringing in the ears. If left untreated even minor whiplash injuries can manifest into bigger health problems and pain.
DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR TREATMENT OUR OF POCKET?
Many auto policies include an amount of "Med-pay" or medical payment that you are able to use to cover medical treatments in case of an accident or injury. If your policy includes "Med-pay", we can bill your auto insurance directly without charging you directly.
We also accept personal injury cases on a Lien basis. This means that if you were not "at fault" for the accident and you obtain an attorney, we will treat you and get paid once a settlement has been reached without any money coming out of your pocket.
Please, stay safe and don't wait to call us with any questions or concerns you may have.