If you were injured in a rear-end accident in Gainesville, Georgia, you may feel like your world has turned upside down in a moment’s time. You have much to take care of, and how and when you handle these matters can affect you for years to come. Your top priority must be your health, but soon after, you will need to deal with insurance, your car repair, and maybe even hiring a lawyer.
Dominguez Chiropractic is your Gainesville, Georgia one-stop auto injury center that can address your physical injuries, help you with your insurance claim and your car repair, and connect you with a car accident attorney who can help you pursue compensation for your injuries.
Call us today at (404) 800-3000 to schedule your same-day appointment.
The Importance of Seeing a Chiropractor and Doctor
After a rear-end accident, many accident victims will immediately check for obvious signs of injury—lacerations, broken bones, blood, and pain, for example. If they see none of these signs, they might assume they are okay and decline medical attention.
We sincerely hope you have not sustained any injury in your rear-end accident. However, please do not assume that an absence of visible signs of injury means you are okay. Chances are, in a few days’ time, you may start to feel the onset of pain from an underlying injury, like whiplash, concussion, or a soft-tissue injury.
Timing is Critical
The time you lose by not seeking treatment right after your accident could cost you, both physically and economically.
The longer you wait to diagnose and treat your injuries, the more you risk complications from those injuries. This means more pain, more treatment, and more money for treatment.
Another thing that suffers over time is the clear connection between your injury and the rear-end collision. If another person was at fault for this accident, you may want to file a third-party claim against their insurance policy. The first line of defense for the insurer is that their policy holder did not cause your injuries. You can best respond to this defense by saving the medical reports and documentation from soon after the accident, strengthening the connection between your injuries and the collision.
The same holds true if you decide to take the other driver to court. A jury will want to see a clear connection between the accident and your injuries. A report from a chiropractor and/or medical doctor written soon after the incident can help establish this connection.
Common Injuries from a Rear-End Accident
When you come in for your same-day appointment at Dominguez Chiropractic in Gainesville, GA, our chiropractic team and on-site medical doctor will check you for injuries. Dr. Barbara Dominguez will meet with patients during their treatment.
The types of injuries we most commonly see after a rear-end accident include:
- Soft-tissue injury, strains, and sprains
- Concussions or brain injuries
- Herniated discs
You will benefit from having chiropractic specialists who are familiar with the types of injuries that typically result from a rear-end collision. They know what signs of injury to look for and how to treat what they find. You will also benefit from our on-site medical doctor, who can check you for any injuries that may require medical attention.
And the best part is, we will see you the same day you call us for an appointment. Call Dominguez Chiropractic today at (404) 800-3000 so we can evaluate your injuries, begin treatment, and start building a file of evidence you can use in your claim or lawsuit.
Soft Tissue Damage from a Rear-End Accident
Soft-tissue damage can restrict your physical movement and create significant pain when you move. The physical trauma of your body jerking forward and backward with the force of impact of a crashing vehicle can damage your nerves.
Your body will react to the collision by pushing out adrenaline, which may not feel the symptoms of soft-tissue damage immediately—it could be weeks before the symptoms arise. When they do, you may experience the following:
- Neck pain
- Impaired vision
- Pain between your shoulder blades
Whiplash, the Most Common Rear-End Accident Injury
Rear-end collisions commonly cause whiplash. The condition happens in the same manner as other soft-tissue damage. The vehicle crashes into the back of your car. Your head jerks suddenly, and forcefully forward, then backward. Imagine the immense force of a car colliding—all concentrated in your neck.
The snapping force can stretch or tear spinal ligaments, muscles, or tendons. As a result, you may experience:
- Stiff neck
- Shoulder pain
- Pain in the neck
- Back pain
- Loss of range of motion
Additional symptoms include depression, fatigue, burning sensation, and nervousness.
When we treat any of your rear-end accident injuries, we will treat the pain at the source, not the surface. This means that, rather than a quick fix that will last only a short time, we will study the problem, get to the root of it, and treat it properly, so the pain goes once and for all.
Your Same-Day Visit to Dominguez Chiropractic
You will meet with our chiropractic team, as well as Dr. Barbara Dominguez. We will start your visit with a thorough conversation about your accident, any obvious signs or symptoms of injury, and a discussion of your daily activities and interests that might affect or be affected by your injury.
Next, we will ask you to perform a series of simple physical movements and tests to check your strength, reflexes, range of motion, tenderness, and the degree of motion that triggers pain or an increase in pain.
Beyond Your Physical Treatment
Once you feel assured that we have addressed treatment of your physical injuries with a thoughtful treatment plan, we can address the other aspects of your accident that may be keeping you up at night.
We Will Document Your Injuries
First, you should know that whether you file a claim with your own insurance carrier or with that of the at-fault driver, you will need plenty of documentation that describe your injuries. We will provide all the reports, test results, imaging, and so on to convey the extent of your injuries and connect the dots to show they were caused by this rear-end accident.
We Can Handle Your Insurance Clain
Next, if you like, we can prepare and file your insurance claim on your behalf. We are very familiar with this process, and we can manage your claim all the way through to the settlement.
We Can Connect You With a Lawyer
Finally, you may decide that you want to hire a lawyer to represent you in a third-party claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance policy—or to file a lawsuit on your behalf. We can help you here, too. Our staff will connect you with a personal injury lawyer in your area who can manage every aspect of the process involved in getting you the compensation you deserve.
Let Dominguez Chiropractic Be Your One-Stop Auto Injury Center
Call today to schedule your same-day appointment with Dominguez Chiropractic. We will handle all your post-accident needs, so you can stop worrying and start feeling like you did before your collision.
Call Dominguez Chiropractic today: (404) 800-3000.