An accident happens in a split second but the after effects even days or weeks after can having you feeling like you are in a fog. Following an accident there is a giant to-do list things like handling medical issues, filing claims as well as figuring out what needs to be fixed on your vehicle and handling all that can be exhausting.
Having the correct information and even with the help of a legal team the stress of the accident can potentially be minimized. After the accident occurs and the police have been contacted, follow this step-by-step guide to make this daunting process a little less overwhelming.
Step 1: Collect All The Information
When the accident occurs, gather as much information as you can as this will only help your case in the long run. Always exchange information with the other person including their insurance information and remember to take photos. When filing a claim, having all the information will make processing the claim a smoother process and less of a headache for you.
Step 2: Get To A Chiropractor
Above everything else, your health is the most important. There is an estimated 30 million individuals a year who are involved in car accidents and around 2 million end up needing some sort of medical care. Regardless if you think your injuries are minor, always see your doctor to have medical records on file in the event that your minor injury turns into something more severe.
Step 3: Seek Legal Counsel
After your health has been evaluated, contact a legal support team to help you through the legal aspects of your case. By having the support of a lawyer you will have all of your legal options laid out for you and give your case the best outcome possible.
Step 4: Contact Insurance Company
Always speak with an attorney first before making a claim through your insurance company. Having the support of the legal team will ensure that your insurance company is giving you everything they should and treating you fairly. This step is where all that evidence will come into play such as pictures and reports of the accident.
Step 5: Remain Patient
The process may seem daunting, but if you follow the steps and remain patient and trust in your lawyers advice, you will not be tricked into an early settlement.
Our team of Atlanta chiropractors wish you never need to use this guideline, however in the event that you or a loved one do, contact us for information on how we can help with pain management following an auto accident. Not all injuries present themselves right away and we have techniques that may help with the after effects from the accident. Call us today at (404) 889-8828!