Suffering from Whiplash?
SUFFERING FROM ANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS?
- Headaches or Migraines
- Neck Pain
- Back Pain or Stiffness
- Blurred Vision
- Difficulty Sleeping or Working
DO YOU TREAT PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN IN AN ACCIDENT?
Yes, we do! After an accident, the body has suffered trauma from the impact, and unfortunately, most people that have been injured may not even realize they are injured until long after the accident. By the time many people realize they are in need of help, their problems will need more extensive treatment than if they had started treatment sooner.
WHAT STEPS DO I TAKE IF I WAS INVOLVED IN AN CAR ACCIDENT?
- Stop your Vehicle
- Call the Police
- Take Photos
- Gather and Exchange information
- Find Witnesses
- Contact Our Office
I HAVE AN ATTORNEY, WHAT ARE MY NEXT STEPS?
If you already hired an attorney, then it’s time to get started with a treatment plan designed for your needs. There is no delay and we can get started the same day. Don’t have all of your information with you on the day of the appointment (claim number, accident report), don’t worry we will work with you and get you back on the road to recovery.
DO I NEED TO SEEK TREATMENT BEFORE I HIRE AN ATTORNEY?
Not really, it’s up to you. We have patients come in without an attorney hired and we connect them with the best in the business. It usually makes sense to seek care right after an accident to help the body recover from the trauma. We want to help you in any way we can, getting into an accident can be stressful, but we are to help you.
PERSONAL INJURY PROTECTION (PIP) COVERAGE:
PIP is available to pay for care regardless of who is responsible for causing the auto accident.
It is usually written in amounts of $2,500 $5,000 or $10,000. While it may be waived while purchasing auto insurance, most patients elect to carry $2,500 in PIP.
This money is used to help pay for care following an auto accident and is also used to help pay for short term lost wages if you take time off from work as a result of your injury.
MEDICAL PAYMENTS (MEDPAY) COVERAGE:
MedPay is available to pay for care regardless of who is responsible for causing the auto accident.
The benefits are used to pay for medical and chiropractic care associated with injuries sustained in an auto accident. There is no wage-loss component to MedPay. It strictly covers care.
In instances where you did not cause the auto accident and you have obtained an attorney, Spine Connection will treat you for your injuries and will wait to receive payment for your treatment until your claim is settled. Upon termination of care your attorney will be provided with all of your medical records and bills at which point they will negotiate a settlement and/or file suit with the insurance company. Generally, your attorney deals with all of the paperwork and communications with the other driver’s insurance company while you focus on treatment and recovery. Many patients find that personal injury attorneys are good resources for them while treating for an auto accident injury since these attorneys can explain the process of recovery and since their attorneys can guide them and help them determine all potential benefits available for compensation during and following treatment.
Without a doubt navigating the waters of auto accident injury and recovery can be confusing. It is hard to make a good decision when you are in pain or are being medicated. If you have any questions regarding payment for care associated with an auto accident do not hesitate to call us at (301) 362-3609. We are ready to serve you and answer any questions that you may have!
If you believe you have been injured and are in need of a chiropractor, call our team at Spine Connection Wellness Center with locations in Frederick MD, Fulton MD, and Wheaton MD today to set up an appointment.