A chiropractor can help with your car accident insurance claim management in a variety of ways. These measures include diagnosing your injuries, presenting a course of treatment, communicating with your insurance company, providing documentation regarding your treatment, and helping you receive the compensation you deserve.
While your attorney will provide legal counsel and direction after a car accident, your chiropractor is a medical professional on your side. They will play an active role in your recovery, working with both your lawyer and the insurance companies on your behalf.
Work with a Chiropractor After a Car Accident
Your chiropractor is a medical professional who can tend to your physical recovery after a car accident. A chiropractor offers a different scope of support than an attorney after a collision. A chiropractor’s work is to help you recover as best as possible from your injuries. They will perform an array of examinations to determine the extent of your injuries, using x-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, and other imaging technology if necessary.
They will analyze your injuries and present a course of action to follow for proper treatment and healing, including the use of manual adjustments, as stated by Mayo Clinic. If needed, they may refer you to other physicians, such as orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, and oral surgeons, if your injuries require further care.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help Your Car Accident Claim
There are various ways that a chiropractor can help with your car accident insurance claim management.
Here are some potential benefits of working with a chiropractor:
They Will Document the Treatment Needed for Your Injuries
There are numerous ways chiropractic care can benefit your recovery after a car accident that caused injuries. If you were in an accident and you are filing a claim for your damages, having medical documentation throughout the entire process is necessary. Working with a chiropractor for treatment serves dual purposes: you receive the care you need to manage your injuries, and your chiropractor will document the entire process.
Documentation your chiropractor will manage includes:
- Your medical charts that detail your injuries and symptoms
- All medically-necessary treatment provided throughout the course of your recovery
- Detailed billing information for your entire course of treatment, including the dates of each visit and the cost of all medical treatments
They may be able to supplement your claim with information not provided here.
They Will Communicate with the Insurance Companies
After a car accident that resulted in injuries, working with the insurance companies is a necessity for managing a claim. Your chiropractor will understand the details associated with communicating with insurance companies. The involved insurance companies may require an array of different documentation and medical records to prove the extent of your losses. However, your chiropractor will be ready to work with them regarding any information they need.
Your chiropractor will understand how important your recovery is. They will see to it that you are not burdened with billing and other stressful aspects of your claim.
They Can Help You Reach Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI)
If you were injured in an accident that was caused by another party, this may constitute a personal injury claim. For example, if your injuries involved trauma to the neck or spine, a chiropractor may be able to assist throughout your recovery by providing a diagnosis. They may prescribe a variety of treatments specific to your injuries to promote recovery. After they help you reach MMI, they can present that information to the insurance company, which can help you negotiate for an accurate settlement.
Personal Injury Lawsuits Must Be Filed Within Two Years
After a car accident, it is very important to be examined thoroughly to understand if you have been injured, and to what extent. Chiropractic care can be very important in your recovery. Even if you seem alright after an accident, it may be wise to have an examination. In many cases, injuries may not be apparent immediately. In the state of Georgia, per O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33, there is a period of just two years to file a personal injury lawsuit, so it is imperative that you keep this information in mind.
If this timeframe expires, you may lose the opportunity to pursue the compensation you deserve after an accident.
Start the Road to Recovery with Dominguez Chiropractic
Dominguez Chiropractic offers a full-service chiropractic clinic, and Dr. Dominguez personally works with every patient. In addition, our practice includes an on-staff medical doctor who provides medical evaluations and can prescribe medication if necessary.
Because our practice is dedicated to helping those injured in car accidents, we can help with many aspects of your car accident insurance claim management. We can provide assistance with your insurance claim, help coordinate vehicle repair and towing, and if needed, refer an attorney to your case.
To schedule an appointment or to learn more about our services, contact Dominguez Chiropractic today at (404) 800-3000.