What to Do After an Accident?
Often individuals involved in motor vehicle accidents experience minimal or no symptoms for the first few weeks or even months. It is important to not only receive immediate and appropriate treatment of any injuries sustained, but also to document the extent of the injuries present. Failure to obtain a timely evaluation or appropriate treatment for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident may negate your ability to receive monetary compensation for any future medical bills to relieve pain resulting from the accident. Roughly 25% – 30% of people experience spinal issues following whiplash incidents that are not treated.
During a whiplash episode, the head is thrown violently forward and backwards creating an unnatural extension of the neck. The ligaments and nerves in the neck are delicate and can be instantly damaged with resulting injuries appearing weeks or months later. The x-ray on the left shows a normal extension of the neck while the x-ray on the right shows a reversed curve of the neck caused by a whiplash episode.
We are specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of whiplash injuries and have managed auto injury cases for over 34 years. If you have recently been involved in an auto accident, you are entitled to receive a complimentary consultation, a computerized stress and injury test, and pain relief therapy. We will determine the extent of your injuries, the best treatment for your pain relief and recovery, a note to your employer for “injury time off”(if needed), and referral to other medical specialists (if needed).
If you are need of legal advice to seek compensation for injuries sustained in your auto accident, we can refer you to attorneys who are ethical and specialists in this field. We can normally accept a lien.