Have you been injured in an auto accident? You are quite possibly going through major pain and are trying to get answers to the multitude of questions you have.
We are here to help. As experienced car accident chiropractors, we have provided answers to the top questions we hear from our patients, below. Plus, we are only a phone call away for any other questions you might have.
1) If I am involved in an auto accident, who covers my medical bills?
You have 100% coverage under your auto insurance policy due to Minnesota's No-Fault Laws.
2) Is it possible for me to have injuries even though I felt nothing at all after the accident?
Yes. Pain in the neck (including whiplash), back, and spine can occur immediately or take hours, weeks, or even years to develop. That is why it is so important to be assessed by a Chiropractic Doctor trained in the biomechanics of the body right away! Don't delay, get help today!
3) How do the Doctors find the hidden injuries?
The doctors perform orthopedic and neurological examinations, assess soft tissue damage, muscle strength, range of motion, joint and nerve function, and take x-rays to fully assess any structural damage.
4) Is the extent of the damage to my vehicle indicative of the extent of my injuries?
Most injuries occur at crash speeds below 12 MPH, and most cars can withstand 8 to 12 MPH impacts without vehicle damage. The energy of the impact has to be absorbed somewhere, if not by your car, then it will be by you. Therefore, there is no correlation between vehicle damage and the extent of your injuries.
5) Besides my insurance covering my medical expenses, is there anything else I'm entitled to?
Yes. You may be entitled to wage loss, mileage reimbursement, replacement services, funeral expenses, and survivor's losses. Our knowledgeable staff will answer any questions you may have about your auto coverage and assist you with questions regarding your paperwork as well.
6) Is whiplash common in an auto accident?
Yes. More than 3 million Americans are injured in low-speed rear impacts every year. Nearly half of all chronic neck pain is due to car crashes, and minor neck injuries account for 60% of all permanent impairment claims. Any neck or back pain after an accident should be immediately assessed. Click here to learn more about whiplash.
7) Does early intervention after auto accidents lead to much better recovery outcomes?
Yes! After an accident, many people will wait to get treatment to see if they feel better in a few days. But, this is a mistake, as early intervention helps prevent long-term pain by increasing movement of the injured areas and helps limit scar tissue formation leading to the best outcomes.
So, the longer you wait for treatment after an injury, the worse your injuries could get and the longer it will take you to recover, which is why it is important to see an experienced auto accident chiropractor right away.
Reach out to us today and let us help you
Our 35 years of exceptional car accident care using gentle, non-surgical chiropractic treatments plus handling car accident claims can provide you with the road to recovery that you need.
We can see you today if you need: walk-ins and same-day appointments are welcome. And, for our first-time patients, we offer a free first exam, consultation, and x-rays.
About Schumacher Chiropractic Clinic
Our Chiropractic Clinic is like no other. We have provided exceptional care for car collision injuries for over 35 years.
We are a family of Chiropractors with decades of car crash experience. Our clinic takes great pride in providing a friendly atmosphere to make you feel you are part of the family.
We use the top techniques to provide you with natural, safe healing and are delighted to provide outstanding treatment choices for neck pain, back pain, whiplash, and other types of auto accident pain and discomfort.
Our Hopkins, Minnesota clinic is conveniently near you if you live in Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Eden Prairie, St. Louis Park, Golden Valley, Edina, Hopkins, and other West Metro communities.
So contact us now and get the help you need for your car accident injuries and insurance claims.
*Statistics provided by the Spine Institute of San Diego