Car accidents are a common part of modern life, but that doesn’t take away from pain and devastation they can cause. From minor fender benders to life-altering, spectacular crashes, we’ve all been impacted by a car accident at one time or another. If you are unfortunate enough to find yourself in an auto accident, there are a handful of things to keep in mind in the minutes, hours, and days after it occurs.
Important First Steps
Naturally, if you have been seriously injured in an accident, then finding the appropriate medical attention should be your first order of business. Above all else, your life and long-term health take priority.
If you don’t need immediate medical care, then consider these steps immediately after the accident:
- Call the police or any other emergency personnel and then detail your version of events
- Turn on your hazard lights or use a flare to protect the scene
- Exchange information with the other driver or drivers
- Take pictures of your vehicle and the scene, if possible
- Call your insurance company and report the accident
- Seek Medical Attention Sooner than Later
Once the scene has been cleared and you’ve dealt with your insurance company, it’s wise to seek medical attention, even if you don’t feel injured. It’s not uncommon for pain from a car accident injury to show up days afterward, and waiting too long could jeopardize your chances of receiving an insurance settlement if you are forced to miss work. At the very least, monitor yourself for signs of whiplash or other injuries in the couple of days after the accident.
Some of the telltale signs of whiplash include:
- A sore neck
- Stiff muscles and reduced range of motion
- Tenderness in your back and neck
- Blurred vision
- Irritability and mood swings
Some of the other possible injuries you could have suffered include concussion, dislocated shoulders, joint injuries, torn ACL or meniscus, pinched nerves, sprains and strains, cartilage damage, bone fractures, damaged discs and more.
Natural Treatments Make Sense
Seeking natural treatment that will address the underlying cause of your car accident injury is a key factor in finding long-term pain relief. The treatments we provide will fix the root cause of your pain, so you don’t have to suffer unnecessarily.
Much of the time, car accident victims will be given pain medication that masks their symptoms, but never really gets to the cause of the pain. This approach only draws out the issue and keeps you in pain much longer than needed. Our goal is to alleviate the cause of your car accident pain so the pain will disappear as a result.
Contact us today if you’ve been in a car accident. We will direct you on the best course of action to maintain your rights and assess your condition to provide you with the most effective natural pain relief possible.