Imagine yourself stuck in traffic, watching the minutes tick by as you crawl along the highway. Only when you get closer do you see it: One car flipped over in the ditch and the other one with a front end smashed so bad that is barely recognizable. Ambulances and fire trucks line the road as you pass the scene. You see the drivers hurt or visibly shaken and all you can think is “I’m thankful that’s not me” as you drive away.
But what if it is you?
In the United States, there are approximately 18,510 car crashes per day. Each year, nearly three million drivers suffer injuries and about two million drivers suffer permanent injuries. The truth is, not everyone gets the care they need or have the right to receive. Often if someone doesn’t go to the hospital or is released from the ER, they assume there are no injuries present. However, what they don’t realize is that emergency room physicians are trained to look for fractures and trauma such as internal bleeding. The alignment of your spine, concussions and strains/sprains aren’t considered to be serious enough to warrant a stay. But as chiropractors, we know that these acute injuries can become chronic and life-altering.
It’s necessary to stress that insurance adjusters deal with car crashes every day. While this may be your first accident, adjusters excel at closing your case for the least amount of financial damage possible. This means it is important to work with doctors and professionals that understand personal injury to ensure you’re not at a disadvantage.
The doctors at Noble Choice Chiropractic have advanced training in personal injury and are prepared to help you return to normal life again.