After Accident

What to do after a car accident

1. What to do if you are hurt (injured) in a car accident:

  • Everyone in the vehicle should be evaluated by a Chiropractor trained to treating car accidents.
  • The sooner you’re evaluated and treated the quicker your recovery.
  • Auto insurance covers chiropractic treatment for your injuries.
  • Not all doctors accept auto cases because of the current auto laws.
  • Not all doctors are experienced in treating car accident patients.
  • Use a Chiropractor who understands auto accidents injuries, how the car insurance works, and is comfortable working with attorneys.
  • The sooner you document your injuries the better. Time is IMPORTANT! Receive an Expert Evaluation Immediately.

2. Know you have rights under Colorado law.

  • You have the right to receive Chiropractic treatment for your injuries.
  • These are rights given to all without regard to legal status or your own insurance coverage.
  • If you have been an accident that’s not your fault; you have the right to have your vehicle repaired,

3. Be prepared for a motor vehicle accident

  • Take a picture of your auto insurance policy so you always have a copy with you.
  • Verify that you have uninsured coverage and Medpay coverage.These added benefits are cheap and will pay medical bills.
  • Have a plan: know what Doctor to call and what Auto shop to send your car too.

4. What to do immediately after an accident

  • If anyone is injured call 911.
  • If able, ask for the other person’s car insurance information, and name of the driver.
  • Collect the names and phone numbers of any witnesses.
  • Take pictures of the vehicle location, photograph any markings on the street or significant signs.
  • Provide the towing company with the information of your Auto repair company and where to have it towed.

5. Repairing your vehicle:

  • You have the right to take your vehicle to any repair shop.
  • Call and report the accident to your own insurance company.
  • Call your auto repair company and inform them of the accident.
  • Have your car towed directly to them.
  • Only allow a trained mechanic to repair your vehicle.

6. Is an attorney needed for my auto accident?

  • An attorney is not always need after an auto accident,
  • If you are having problems with the insurance company, an attorney may be needed.
  • Find an attorney that is experienced with auto accident cases.

A car accident is a difficult situation but doesn’t have to be harder then needed.Follow the recommended steps and you will have an easier time.

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