At our Rockville chiropractic clinic we regularly treat victims of auto accident injury suffering from post-accident symptoms such as whiplash, back pain, neck pain, headaches and migraines.
Dr. Davis will evaluate your condition and recommend a course of treatment consisting of pain management therapy and rehabilitation. Our chiropractic care combined with other treatment methods such as Extension Traction Therapy and physical therapy will assist your body in healing from your auto accident injuries.
Whiplash, Neck or Back Pain Due To Car Accident
One of the most common injuries we see as a result of auto accidents is whiplash. Whiplash occurs due to the kinetic forces “whipping” your neck back and forth and side to side–past its normal range of motion. Whiplash can affect the muscles and other soft tissues in and around your spine and in your back and neck.
It’s possible that you may feel neck pain, stiffness, and/or back pain and neck pain immediately following the accident. It isn’t uncommon for the symptoms of your injury to take several days, weeks, or even months to appear. Regardless, it’s extremely important to be evaluated treated immediately after an auto accident even if you’re not yet experiencing any neck or back pain.
Headache Due to an Auto Accident Injury
Often overlooked as a symptom of car accidents, headaches and migraines can also occur as a result of whiplash, head injuries or other types of trauma experienced in a crash. Headaches can result when your neck is damaged due to the stress or strain on your neck muscles. This can cause pain to radiate up your neck to your head. Any head injuries or trauma to your head has the potential to cause headaches and migraines. If you’re experiencing headaches after a car accident, you should get yourself evaluated and treated right away so that your headache symptoms do not become permanent.
Herniated Disc Due to Car Accident
Chiropractic care is a very effective treatment for almost any motor vehicle accident injury.
After your initial evaluation, our Rockville chiropractor may use manual adjustments, decompression treatments, mild electrical stimulation, ultrasound, corrective exercises, or other techniques tailored to help relieve your symptoms and to speed your rehabilitation.
Payment Options for Auto Accident Injury Treatment
At-Fault (Liability) Insurance
When you’re involved in a auto accident, the “at-fault” insurance company is obligated to compensate you any injuries you may have incurred due to the accident. You file this claim after your medical treatment. If you receive a settlement for your injuries right after the accident, you are not entitled to another one. In order to be properly compensated for your case, you must wait until you have proper documentation of your injuries.
Dr. Davis has over 30 years experience with accident patients, and his staff know which types of documentation you’ll need to present your injuries to the insurance company for a fair settlement.
There is no template or easy formula for determining the settlement amount you’re entitled to receive as a result of your accident. Each insurance settlement is different and based off many factors, such as the extent and nature of your injuries and the medical treatment required to treat them.
We recommend that you consult with an attorney to who can represent you when dealing with the insurance companies. We can recommend attorneys in the area that have been successful in negotiating fair and equitable settlements for their clients.
Personal Injury Protection Coverage
Personal Injury Protection coverage, or “PIP,” is a no-fault insurance coverage that you elect to carry on your own insurance policy, or the insurance policy belonging to the driver of the vehicle in which you were an occupant. If this coverage is available to you, you can use it no matter which party was found to be at fault. This means you’re able to use this policy even if you were at-fault for the accident.
Most importantly, per Maryland State law, your insurance company CANNOT increase your premiums for using your personal injury protection coverage.
If you have an attorney, they’ll likely process the personal injury protection coverage for you. Be aware that there are deadlines for filing personal injury protection claims, so we recommend contacting an attorney as soon as possible.
For more information, or to have us check on your personal injury protection coverage, call us today.
At our Rockville Chiropractic clinic, we’re more than happy to work with your attorney to ensure you’re able to receive fair compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering. We accept attorney’s liens and/or assignment and authorizations.
Personal Injury Protection is the primary no-fault insurance coverage in Maryland. However, on certain policies, you may have purchased additional MedPay coverage, which works similarly to the benefits of PIP.
Let us check on any additional coverage that may be available to help cover the cost of your injuries.