Steps to Take after Being Involved in an Auto Accident
Being in an auto accident can be quite traumatic. Whether you are involved in a small fender bender or a major collision, it’s important to have a vast understanding of what to do after an auto accident. At the offices of Dr. Keren H. Gomez, we’ve got your back!
Step One: Rule out an Emergency
While we want to see our patients as soon as possible after an auto accident, it’s important to rule out anything emergent first. If you are involved in a car accident and you think you might be acutely injured, call 911 right away. There is no substitution for medical emergencies and ruling out any acute and life threatening injuries is always a top priority for any healthcare provider.
Step Two: Exchange Insurance Information
Exchanging insurance information or at least notifying your insurance company that you’ve been in an accident is one of the best ways to get reimbursed later on. They will inform you of the steps that you need to take and can be useful in navigating your way through finances after an auto accident. This is, of course, only if you are physically capable of doing so!
Step Three: Make an Appointment with your Chiropractor
The longer you wait, the higher your chances become of having a long-term, more chronic issue after your accident. Professionals advise most people who have been in an accident to seek chiropractic treatment within 72 hours. At the offices of Dr. Keren H. Gomez, we recognize that time is extremely crucial after an auto accident. For this reason, we want to see you as soon as possible. Call us that day! Why is that so necessary? Immediately after an accident, your adrenaline is pumping. It can sometimes create a euphoric effect that inhibits your pain. After “the dust settles” and your nerves calm, you may begin to feel small or even large quantities of aches and pains. Don’t let it ever get to that point! At our office, we can see you right away and assess your injuries. We can find your potential problem areas and work aggressively to make sure that they don’t become a larger problem in the long run. The best way to prevent chronic pain after an auto accident is early recognition and treatment.
For more information about steps to take when involved in an auto accident, feel free to give our offices a call today. Call any of Dr. Keren H. Gomez’s offices at:
● Dade: 305-761-6528
● Broward: 954-510-5518
● Palm Beach: 561-414-2401