Have You been Injured in an Auto Accident?
It is important that you see a chiropractor as soon as possible after being involved in an auto accident. Whiplash, the most common auto accident injury, is caused by a very abrupt flexion and extension of the neck that causes damage to supporting muscles, ligaments, and connective tissue in the neck and upper back that support the head. If not treated right away, some damage from whiplash may become permanent. Symptoms of whiplash may take weeks or months to appear and for sufferers to detect, so it is vital that you be examined by a health care professional as soon as possible after your accident to determine if any injury has occurred.
Chiropractic care is by far the single-most effective treatment for minimizing the long-term impact of whiplash injuries. Through manual manipulation of the spine, normal movement and position of the spinal vertebrae are restored, when coupled with massage therapy, trigger point therapy, exercise rehabilitation and other soft tissue rehabilitation modalities most mild whiplash injuries can eventually be completely resolved. Dr. John Kole is an expert in treating auto accident injuries. He can work with your insurance to help you get the care you need.
I don't have any health insurance but I need to see a doctor for my auto injury. Can you help?
Yes, if needed Dr. Kole is willing to see you on a lien basis as long as you are represented by an attorney. This means you can receive the chiropractic care you need and Dr. Kole will agree to receive payment for the services you receive when your case settles. However, this may not be necessary. Many people have Medical Payment Coverage (Med-Pay), as part of their automobile insurance policy. If you are not sure if you have this type of coverage, contact your automobile insurance representative to find out if you have Med-pay on your policy and how much you have available to you. Not all Med-Pay policies are the same, so it is important to ask how your policy works. Med-pay is offered by your auto insurance company and is separate from your private health insurance (HMO, PPO, etc.) you may have. Although private health insurance does not always cover services like chiropractic and physical therapy, Med-Pay
does. Med-Pay will cover your or your passengers, reasonable medical bills associated with your auto accident even if you are at fault.
If the car accident you were in was not your fault, California state law gives you the right to recover the value of all reasonable medical services and supplies provided to you as a result of your accident, as well as any care you may need in the future associated with your accident. You have the right to reasonable reimbursement for any costs of damages to your vehicle or property, towing and storage fees, loss of income due to injury, and injury resulting from anxiety, shock, trauma, and grief resulting from your accident. In order to be certain about your rights and what damages you may make a claim to be reimbursed for, it is important to consult an attorney who is an expert in handling personal injury cases.
It is very important that you do not delay in seeking an examination and/or care from a healthcare professional after an auto accident. Additionally, any break in care that has been prescribed should be avoided. If there is a delay or break in care, insurance companies may see this as a reason to argue that you have not actually been injured and they could try to deny you the care that you need because of this. Make sure that you contact a personal injury attorney who can help you make sure that your case is being handled fairly, your rights are being represented, and you are receiving the care you are entitled to. If you are not sure how to find an attorney, we can help.
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