When a car accident takes place, no matter whether it’s a serious collision or a minor fender-bender, people end up with some form of injury. The most common car accident injuries in California include spine, neck, and soft muscle injuries. Chiropractic care can be beneficial in helping people recuperate from the ongoing pain from their injuries. One of the most common questions California drivers ask is: do car accident settlements cover chiropractic treatment? The short answer is yes. This blog will go over everything you need to know to get car accident settlements to cover your chiropractic care.
Do Car Accident Settlements Cover Chiropractic Treatment?
Car accident settlements do cover chiropractic treatments, but that’s not always guaranteed. You may encounter some hurdles standing between you and your chiropractic settlement. There are a couple of things you should do to ensure that it gets paid for. One of them is to see a chiropractor as soon as possible.
When Should I See a Chiropractor After My Accident?
Injuries caused by car accidents manifest over time, such as days, weeks, or even months after the accident. Even if you don’t feel immediate pain or discomfort in your spine or neck, there may be an underlying injury. At Bonnici Law Group, we recommend that car accident victims seek a chiropractic examination as soon as possible. Immediate care is essential, especially when another party is at fault and financial reimbursement for accident-related issues are at stake. Delaying chiropractic care after a car accident only weakens the link between the treatment and the accident, which could compromise the care’s reimbursement.
Getting Paid for Chiropractic Care After Your Car Accident
Sadly, chiropractic treatment is still regarded by many as discretional, non-medical treatment, which insurance companies will use against you to reduce their liability. To increase your odds of chiropractic compensation, we recommend the following:
- Start your chiropractic care the soonest possible following the accident.
- Ask your primary care doctor for a chiropractic referral as part of your healing and recovery.
- Have your chiropractor document your condition and treatment plan in your medical records. Support the initial and ongoing treatment with:
- Diagnostic test results
- Symptom charts
- Radiology reports
- Patient improvement
- Referrals to pain specialists or other medical professionals
- Maintain a detailed injury and activity log that covers your physical pain and limitations
- Adhere to physical therapy and treatment schedules
Contact Bonnici Law Group
Navigating legal challenges and insurance regulations surrounding car accident claims on your own can be really difficult. While you’re focusing on healing from your injuries, the parties responsible for the accident will be doing everything they can to minimize their financial liability, including your medical expenses. At Bonnici Law Group, we want to make sure you get compensated for your economic losses resulting from car accident injuries. Our knowledgeable team knows what is required for your chiropractic treatment claim to stand above the scrutiny of the other parties. Let us take care of car accident settlements while you focus on recovering from your injuries. We hope this blog helped you see what you should do to ensure that car accident settlements cover your chiropractic care. To learn more about how to protect your legal claim for chiropractic compensation in car accident settlement cases, give us a call at (619) 259-5199 or click here to schedule a free consultation.