Dos and Don'ts after a Car Accident - Take pictures
April 04, 2020

Car accidents are common occurrences that often leave victims, not only with damage to their vehicles, but also substantial injuries, as well as stress, anxiety, and pain. On top of that, confusion may follow in the hours and days ahead as you try to get the chiropractic care you need and ensure your rights are protected following the accident.

Following your accident, there are crucial steps you should take – here’s what you need to do after a car accident: A dos and don’ts guide.

  • Do call the police, as well as emergency medical personnel to the scene. You’ll want to make sure the incident is appropriately documented, particularly if you are the victim and need to file a claim against the party at fault.
  • Don’t leave the scene of the accident.
  • Do get the medical attention you need on the scene and in the days that follow. Even if you feel okay following the accident, you should be evaluated by a chiropractor as some injuries present in the days following the accident. Getting an early diagnosis is crucial for your overall treatment and recovery, plus it also confirms your injuries were related to the accident and helps you get the compensation you need for medical expenses as a result.
  • Do obtain the needed information from the other driver including driver’s license information, license plate, insurance information, the make and model of their car, etc.
  • Do take pictures of the accident scene.
  • Don’t move vehicles until instructed to do so by the authorities.
  • Do get contact information from witnesses regarding the accident should there be a need for testimony in the future.
  • Don’t admit fault at the scene. If you feel you may have been at fault, contact your attorney before making a statement.
  • Do call on your chiropractor after getting emergency treatment on the scene. Your chiropractor will evaluate your condition, diagnose your condition, and determine your need for treatment of any underlying injuries or pain resulting from your accident. Even a minor accident can result in injury, and by contacting your chiropractor shortly after your accident, you increase your ability to alleviate pain and fully recover more quickly.

A County Line Chiropractor Can Help  

As a medical professional, a chiropractor is trained to treat issues of the neuromusculoskeletal system, that is your muscles, tendons, bones, and ligaments. Chiropractic care is a holistic approach designed to promote healing and alleviate pain with non-invasive therapies not dependent on medications. Through the use of stretches, exercises, adjustments, massage, and more, a chiropractor is often the ideal choice for a successful return to health and wellness following a vehicle accident.

County Line Chiropractic Medical and Rehab is ready to provide you with the services you need to take care of your injuries and alleviate your pain, returning you to healing, health, and wellness, after an auto accident. Don’t hesitate, and do call on the team at County Line Chiro!

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