I Was In a Car Wreck, What Now?

Sep 2017 | Auto Injury, Chiropractic

AUTO ACCIDENTS HAPPEN FAST

Situations may occur in life that we cannot control. For instance, a distracted driver hits you in bumper to bumper traffic one morning on your way to work and you’re injured, leaving you needing an auto injury chiropractor. You may exit your car to view the damage and maybe there was only a minor scratch on your vehicle, so you rather not deal with holding up traffic and calling 911. You get back in your car and leave without worry. But it is possible that your body can have more damage than the car leaving you in need of a Dallas chiropractor.

YOUR BODY ABSORBS ENERGY

Did you know it is actually possible that your body absorbs the energy of a car accident? Our bodies as well as most modern day cars are made to give and take energy. We can usually transfer that energy through the motion of hitting the brakes during a car accident. But what if you are not aware that the accident is occurring until after it happens? And even if you are aware that the car behind you will not be stopping; where does that energy go? Your body will absorb that energy even if you are at a complete stop leaving you in need of an auto injury chiropractor. We are built to take that energy during an even such as a car accident and turn it into a reaction. During events like this, we will produce adrenaline to keep our bodies aware of what is going on to avoid further injury even if we have mentally checked out. During the “shock” of a car accident, we may not feel any pain because of all the adrenaline that has been produced in our body, but even if you don’t feel pain immediately you should still contact your local Dallas chiropractor.

CALL THE POLICE, INSURANCE, & AN AUTO INJURY CHIROPRACTOR

What do I do if it was a minor accident and I don’t feel any pain? Do not leave without getting the information and calling the police. Always report the incident, even if it is just by phone. Take pictures of everything. During an event like this, we tend to just flow through the motions and not think of what to do. Sometimes, onlookers are kind enough to stop. But if there is no one there to assist you, make sure you have a plan of action for accidents like this. Typically, even during a minor car accident our body will mask injury and the pain until hours later, or sometimes even days. Once you have made a report, take pictures of the driver’s licenses of all parties involved as well as insurance cards. You will try to write it down but sometimes there are questions asked at later dates that you will not remember because your brain tends to surrender to the body during a crash. Immediately seek out an auto injury chiropractor such as Accident Centers of Texas as it doesn’t hurt to be checked out. Typically, insurance providers of the other driver will be liable for any medical care after the incident, including a Dallas chiropractor. Follow up with your health care provider, physical therapist, or Dallas chiropractor during these incidents.

A DALLAS CHIROPRACTOR THAT CARES

Do not panic during an auto accident. Make sure all passengers and drivers are ok, call the police, take pictures of all vehicles, driver’s licenses, and insurance cards, seek medical attention, and call all insurance providers to report the accident. If you remember these simple steps now, you may be able to ensure that you will be covered during an accident even if you are in shock. At Accident Centers of Texas we’re not just qualified, we care! That’s why we want to provide you with the information you need to stay safe and healthy.

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