Common signs and symptoms of car accident injuries usually, but not always, develop within 24 -48 hours of the injury and may include: neck pain, whiplash, shoulder pain, back pain, disc injuries, tingling or numbness in the arms and legs, stiffness, dizziness, headaches, poor sleep, difficulty with concentration or memory, fatigue, sensations like burning or pins and needles, blurred vision and much more. Some physical effects take days, weeks or months for symptoms to show up.
85% of auto injuries involve spinal ligament injuries such as whiplash injuries according to the Insurance Research Council. The AMA and AAPM have set parameters or “Gold Standards” relative to diagnosis and impairment in “Soft Tissue” cases.
Dr. Lee, as an auto accident chiropractor and soft-tissue injury specialist, has special training in the treatment of vehicle accident injuries with a thorough and right diagnosis.
Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance pays medical bills resulting from a motor vehicle accident in Oregon. According to Oregon State Law, each PIP insurance policy must provide at least $15,000 of coverage for you and each of your vehicle passengers for a period of one year after a collision regardless of who was at fault.
Thus, the first step is to call the police no matter how slight the damage and file an auto accident report. Also, file a claim with your insurance company confirming your coverage and then do not wait until your condition may get worse after an accident.
It is the most important key to seek a qualified doctor and start to treating auto accident injuries as soon as possible in order to recovering quickly and effectively. In addition, a delay in care after motor vehicle accident can cause the insurance company to believe that you were not injured when you really were.
Call us today at 503-430-1380 for your FREE consultation and start on the right path to get back to living a pain free healthy life!