How to Cope with the Aftermath of a Car Accident

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How to Cope with the Aftermath of a Car Accident

If you have ever been in an auto accident you know that feeling of time slowing down. The way your body tenses up to brace for impact. As soon as you feel that impact echo through your body, your brain begins to panic. Questions like “Am I injured?” “Is the other driver ok?” “Will my insurance skyrocket now?” and “Am I at fault?” all spring to mind.

If you are hurt and in pain, it will make the whole process a lot more difficult to deal with.

Immediately following an accident you will be asked if you would like to go to the hospital to be examined. That is a decision only you can make based on how you feel. No matter if you choose to go or not you have only 14 days to seek medical treatment for an accident from any and all sources here in the state of Florida.

The injury claim must be started or you automatically release your rights be covered legally under your insurance’s PIP (personal injury protection) as well as potentially your right to sue for damages.

Alongside going to the ER to be checked for broken or dislocated bones as well as internal injuries it is highly advisable to go see your chiropractor as soon after the accident as possible. While you may not have broken anything, even a minor fender bender can knock your body out of alignment and cause soft tissue damage.

Soft tissue injuries lead to swelling, inflammation, and pain. It is important that they are treated properly to ensure the best healing circumstance possible and get you on the road to recovery.

Your health should be your number one concern in an accident. Here at the offices of Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C. we specialize in auto accident recovery offering not only chiropractic but many alternative adjacent therapies such as decompression, ultrasound, and electro-stimulation as well as therapeutic massage services right in the office.

When you visit your chiropractor a claim will be initiated by your insurance carrier. You may also keep a journal and claim mileage to and from all medically related appointments for reimbursement. They will pay your doctor(s) directly in your name. This allows you to get the treatment you need with no upfront out of pocket cost.

PIP with no additional medical coverage selected in Florida is valued at $10,000.  If you have elected additional medical coverage that can be utilized as well. This can go a long way getting you back to health. If medical bills exceed your allowed amounts you may want to consult with an auto injury attorney as well.

Chiropractor | Nutritionist in Ft Myers, FL, and Naples, FL

Fort Myers Chiropractor, Dr. Jason B. KasterChiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?

Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor, and nutritionist in Fort Myers, Florida can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.

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