After a car accident, your head is spinning: Am I hurt? Will my insurance cover this? Why didn't I feel pain at first but the next day woke up with neck pain? Is this headache normal? These are all questions that may be running through your head during the first few hours or days after the car accident.
To make it easier on you, here are three things that should be at the top of your post-auto accident to-do list (after seeking any necessary immediate medical attention, of course) that could potentially save you a lot of unnecessary grief in the future:
#1 – Call Your Insurance Provider
As soon as possible, make contact with your automobile insurance provider and notify them of the accident. Give them the incident number you were provided by the police and request any forms that you have to fill out. It also helps to know what your benefits are before you are ever in an auto accident, that way you’re not scrambling to try and find them amidst all of the chaos.
#2 – Collect Your Own Evidence
You’ll want to collect your own evidence in the event that your insurance carrier denies any part of your claim or someone else that you were involved in the auto accident with files a lawsuit. Take your own pictures of your vehicle and injuries, that way you have proof to back you up just in case you need it.
#3 – See Your Athens Chiropractor
Even if you don’t feel as if you are injured, make an appointment to be checked out anyway. It’s possible that you sustained an auto injury that hasn’t surfaced yet. And if you do feel pain, then it is time to get it relieved.
If you’ve been in an auto accident, doing these three things will greatly enhance your recovery time. Physically, emotionally, and economically.
Give our office in Athens, GA a call today to find out how to bounce back quickly after an auto injury!