To Do Immediately After An Injury
sure you immediately attend to your injuries.
an exam with a chiropractor within 24 hours of a fall,
accident, or injury. Even if you feel your injuries
are minor, a consultation with one of our doctors is
always done at no charge.
an accident to the police and your own insurance company.
If the injury occurred on someone else's property,
immediately notify the owner, landlord, or manager
of the property.
with an attorney. Make sure you understand your rights.
Most attorneys will provide an initial consultation
at no charge. We will be happy to provide a list of
attorneys with extensive experience.
a skilled chiropractor who understands the unique injuries
caused by auto accidents. Salama Chiropractic Center
has been serving Greensboro for over 5 years. Since
we never charge for a consultation with a doctor, there
is no reason not to schedule an appointment after every
accident or injury.
not give statements about the accident to anyone other
than the police.
not miss your scheduled medical/chiropractic appointments.
Doing so may create the false impression that your
injuries were not serious; that you weren't making
your best effort to get well; or that you made your
injuries worse by failing to adhere to the recommended
not sign any documents from your insurance company
without consulting with an attorney. Many insurance
companies will quickly try to get you to sign a release
from further liability by offering a small amount of
money (usually a few hundred dollars). Once a release
is signed, you can't go back and ask for more, even
if you're still hurt, or get worse (which may happen
if your injuries are left untreated).
not allow the liability insurance company to review
your medical records without consulting an attorney.
Most Serious Mistakes To Avoid After An Accident
8 Most Serious Mistakes You Can Make If You Have Just
Been Injured Or Have Been In An Automobile Accident
#1: Failing to seek immediate treatment
from a doctor after an accident.
Each year, 10% of the population will be involved in an automobile accident.
20% of all accidents lead to SERIOUS and long-term injuries, yet 30% of those
involved never seek treatment.
#2: Taking pain medications and muscle
relaxers to mask an injury.
Pain is your body's alarm bell telling you something is wrong. Masking pain
with medication is like taking the batteries out of the smoke detector. You
are turning off the alarm instead of putting out the fire.
#3: Not treating the cause of your pain
after an accident.
Drugs only mask your pain for a few hours. When they wear off, your symptoms
return. In our clinics, we put 100% of our focus on reducing your pain by focusing
on the cause of your pain. This approach has helped thousands of our patients
to heal properly.
#4: Not consulting with a skilled professional
who specializes in fast, effective pain relief for injuries
caused by automobile accidents, work-related injuries,
and other minor trauma.
#5: Not making a Chiropractic visit your
top priority after an accident.
Chiropractic focuses on correcting the cause of your
pain, not simply "covering
#6: Not understanding that Auto Insurance
usually pays for treatment without up-front fees.
Our office will work with your attorney, insurance adjuster, or private insurance
company, to avoid payment of services out of your pocket.
#7: Confusing what's most urgent with
what's most important.
So many people focus their entire lives on what's urgent at the moment, instead
of focusing on what's most important. Make sure scheduling a consultation at
one of our offices carries the utmost importance.
#8: Procrastinating after an accident.
Why procrastinate if you are in pain? Call the office most convenient for you
TODAY! A consultation with the doctor is always at no charge, and we can better
assess your needs after speaking with you.
Ridge, NC Office
Salem, NC Office
Greensboro, North Carolina 27407
68 Ste. E
Oak Ridge, North Carolina 27310
Hanes Mall Blvd.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27103
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Carolina (NC) Chiropractors - Oak
Ridge & Winston-Salem.