Few Important Steps to Take If You Are Injured in a Car Accident

  • 1.     Have an emergency kit with a cell phone, pen and paper, medical (health insurance) information, and insurance and registration information. Flashlights, a first aid kit and road flares are also good to have on hand.
  • 2.  Speak to witnesses and record their information. Take pictures. Try to determine exactly what happened. Write down any relevant details (location, weather conditions, etc.). If the accident was serious (serious enough for the airbag to inflate), the police will likely take care of this. If you feel symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (anxiousness, anger, sleep disturbances, or recurring memories of the incident) you should speak to friends and family and consider expert help. Also, be sure to let your lawyer know.
  • 3.       If you are injured or feeling any pain, obtain medical treatment as soon as possible. If you do not leave the scene of the auto or motorcycle accident by ambulance than either go see your family doctor or go to an urgent care center. Your primary care physician may refer you to a specialist. Many specialists will not see patients without a referral from a primary care physician.
  • 4.    Do not miss medical appointments! Make sure your doctors are informed of all areas where you are in pain. Do not exaggerate your symptoms but also don't minimize the pain and suffering. Keep your doctor informed of all symptoms. Remember, an Insurance Adjuster will be poring over your medical records seeking to find inconsistencies, to discredit your allegations, or to minimize the pain and suffering that you have endured.
  • 5.      Take pictures immediately after the accident of your vehicle, the other vehicles, and the scene of the car/auto crash. Take pictures of any visible injury, scarring, or bruising. With a bruise, you want to get a picture when it looks the most serious. Do not have your automobile repaired until you have taken pictures of the injuries.


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Written by Deerfield Injury center

The practice of Chiropractic medicine involves the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of problems with the neuromusculoskeletal (locomotor) system. Big word huh? Basically the neuromusculoskeletal system is what gives us the ability to move around. The experience of bodily pain and discomfort can be a result of many different reasons, most commonly car accidents, or an injury of some kind. This kind of pain is common but not healthy. If you have developed a neuromusculoskeletal disorder because of a car accident or other injury it should not go undiagnosed or untreated.


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