School is closed again, traffic is creeping along, and the roads are not in the best of conditions. Even though today's snow storm doesn't really compare to our most recent blizzard, we have definitely noticed people wanting to just stay in and avoid all of the craziness. We're glad that everyone is being safe and smart and we hope that you all stay warm today. We do however want to get a timely message out to you and your family. A majority of auto-accidents happen within a 5 mile radius of where you live, so even if you have cut back on any major commutes today, safety on your trips around town is still very important. If you or a family member or friend has been in a car accident due to this snow storm reading the rest of this letter may help you save a lot of time, money, and pain.
You might be asking yourself how this is possible. There are countless thoughts that fly through a person's mind after an auto-accident but the common ones are:
- Whas that my fault or theirs?
- What's the condition of my car?
- Who will pay for the repairs and the medical bills?
- What's the first thing I need to do?
We've been treating auto-accident related injuries for over 27 years. We know how much of a hassle it is to get your life back in order after something like this happens. Filing a police report, not only dealing with your auto insurance but the other person's auto insurance as well, finding temporary transportation, and medical bills....ugh, the medical bills. Even if you know what needs to be done, actually working through all of these steps can be a pain in the you know what.
One thing that we've noticed through treating so many of these cases is that people tend to worry more about their car, or getting to work, than they worry about their own health! You might notice a minor neck or back ache at first, but you shrug it off while you handle everything else. By the time all of the dust settles that minor pain, having gone untreated, could turn into something more painful and in some cases the insurance companies wont pay for the treatment because an initial evaluation wasn't done immediately after the accident. They are going to err on the side of less liability and claim that the pain might not have anything to do with the accident because an immediate exam wasn't filed - that leaves you responsible for the medical bills.
Avoid this and prioritize yourself!!
If you, a family member, or friend has been in a car accident call us immediately! We'll do a thorough exam to catch any minor injuries that have the potential to develop into something bigger if left untreated. Mention this blog and we'll also give you 10% off either a ice/heat pack or a nutritional supplement of your choice (the Inflavanoid Intensive Care is a great way to reduce inflammation after acute injuries). Save yourself the headache (pun intended) of dealing with prolonged injuries or stubborn insurance companies, we are here to help!
Ellicott City: 410.465.0555