What to do after a car accident
Car accidents are on the rise, due to distracted driving and increased traffic volume. Commuters must prepare themselves for the unfortunate possibility of a car accident. Do you have an accident plan in place?
Anyone dealing with the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident must plan to answer the following questions in order to navigate the legal and healing processes.
As Chiropractors, we see many people who have been in car accidents and know how challenging it can be for people who have not prepared to handle such a traumatic experience and complex situation.
We hope this blog help you clarify the important questions to consider and people you may want to be asking these questions to.
3 Key Questions to Ask Yourself after Getting into a Car Accident
Who are the best health providers to help me understand the severity of my injury?
What are the best recovery approaches to heal naturally and holistically?
How do I choose the right kind of providers?
The Shift Chiropractic promotes a proactive and preventative approach to health, healing and adapting to life’s unexpected events. We believe having an accident plan is the ideal way to be prepared so you know what to do after a car accident.
Accident plans have 3 resources to create a system that eases stress, induces healing and adds layers of protection to minimize risk. Without a plan in place, you could find yourself with no car, unable to work, exercise or even walk.
Car Accident Protection: 3 Steps to Create Your Personal Accident Plan (PAP)
Know the details of your car insurance policy. Does it contain health care benefits? People often turn to medical insurance when facing an injury after a car accident. This is dangerous because chronic pain is often the result of soft-tissue injuries after car accidents. If your auto insurance policy has Medpay or PIP health coverage, you can see a holistic chiropractor, which ordinarily isn’t covered by medical insurance. Holistic chiropractors will help you heal from soft-tissue injuries.
Know who will best assist you through the post-traumatic injury recovery process. Ask yourself, what kind of provider will help me heal and move beyond pain? If you do not have one that you trust, choose one from your Personal Wellness Plan. Click here to learn more about how to create a Personal Wellness Plan. Your Personal Wellness Plan should include:
A massage therapist
A physical therapist
Know who will handle your legal representation. This will be crucial in the event of an injury. It is important to know the right questions to ask when communicating and negotiating with insurance agents. Insurance companies often assign case managers who are incentivized to provide you with the health and healing support that they have determined you need. This might not be what you actually need. Interview at least three law offices. Understand their fees, processes, client communication methods and education.