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Being involved in a car accident can be scary, but it's important to keep calm.Continue reading below to find out the best ways to deal with a car accident that results in bodily injury.

Seek Medical Attention

See a doctor immediately. Although you may feel fine now or think your injuries aren't very serious, symptoms such as the following can appear days after the accident:

  • Pain
  • Discomfort
  • Dizziness
  • Numbness

Getting medical attention quickly isn't just the best thing for your health; it also helps to protect you in case your injuries end up causing you chronic pain. If you wait several days or weeks after the accident to seek medical attention, it will be harder to prove that your injuries were the result of the car crash.

Take Detailed Notes and Photos

Take detailed notes on your injuries and medical treatment. Jot down the names and addresses of any of the following that you visit:

  • Doctors
  • Chiropractors
  • Physical therapists
  • Other professionals you were referred to after the accident

Keep receipts for medications you were prescribed or any assistive devices such as crutches that were needed.

Also keep the following records:

  • journal or daily diary about your injuries and medical care.
  • File every form of correspondence you had with medical professionals during the course of treatment for your injuries.
  • Save all of your medical bills and receipts.
  • Keep track of travel expenses for medical appointments.

Photos of Your Injuries

Ask a friend to take pictures of your injuries.

What NOT to Do

Don't Admit Fault 

You may be inclined to apologize for the accident when you are at the scene or admit fault to your car insurance agent. However, do not feel pressured to do so. It is best for you to wait until the trauma has settled.

Instead of assuming the blame for an accident:

  • Get a police report
  • Give a detailed description of the accident, along with photos

Avoid Other Missteps

  • Don't settle until you have completed all of your medical treatment and your injuries are as healed as they are going to get. 
  • Don't sign release forms or checks with releases on them before you're ready to settle completely.
  • Don't talk to people about the case unless you need to.
  • Don't cave in to pressure not to file a police report.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to our office. Dr. Brenan has over 18 years of experience in treating Personal Injury Auto Accident patients. We are here to help and support you during your recovery.

Call us at: 321-939-2168

Auto and Personal Injured Patient Info

Even "fender-benders" can cause hidden injuries that can develop into pain, headaches, and arthritis. Even worse, most people who have been involved in a car accident may not even know that they've been hurt. Our Approach to these types of injuries is to use specific rehabilitating methods to help return spinal function.

Dr. Stephen Brenan has over 18 years of experience in diagnosing and treating patients who have been involved in an auto or slip and fall accident. Dr. Brenan will recommend any necessary care to help restore proper motion and position of the spinal bones, 

We at Peak Chiropractic Spine & Headache Center specialize in treating many of the ailments of an auto accident to include:

 

  • Whiplash

  • Sprains and Strains

  • Shoulder and Neck Pain

  • Headaches

  • Numbness

  • Low Back Pain

  • Arm or Legs Pain

  • Car Seat-belt Injury

We also treat injuries from various types of accidents to include:

  • Car Accidents

  • Motorcycle Accidents

  • Pedestrian/Bicycle Accidents

  • Uninsured Driver Accidents

  • Hit and Run Accidents

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