Automobile Accident Injuries
NO Out of Pocket Costs in most cases
What to do first if you’ve been in an accident:
- Schedule an appointment immediately for an evaluation.
- Gather important documentation (police report, 3rd party insurance info, claim info)
- Check if you have Med-Pay with your auto insurance.
- Bring all relevant paperwork and information to your appointment.
The most frequent cause of whiplash is an automobile accident. The amount of physical damage to the car may not relate to the intensity of neck injury sustained; speeds as low as 10-15 miles per hour can produce enough force to cause whiplash in automobile accident victims, whether they were wearing their seat belts or not since the neck is not supported.
Other common causes of whiplash are contact sports and blows to the head, due to a falling object or from being assaulted. Repetitive stress or chronic strain involving the neck (such as using your neck to hold the phone for long periods) are also common.
There are many things to consider when you’ve been in an accident, first and foremost is your health and recovery. There are several recent studies that detail the affects of low impact, soft tissue damage, both on a short term and long term basis. So even if you think it was a “slight fender bender” you should get a thorough examination by a healthcare practitioner.
Dr. Hafkey will take a complete series of spinal x-rays and evaluate your condition by reviewing those findings in combination with a comprehensive exam to determine the best treatment plan to get you on the road to recovery, and pain reduction.
We take most personal injury cases without any out of pocket cost to you and we work closely with an attorney, and any other health care professionals to ensure you receive the highest quality care available.