There are over one million auto accidents in the United States each year. Of those involved in motor vehicle collisions, 58% report lower back pain and 66% report neck pain. Investigations indicate that those injured in a motor vehicle collision are also at an increased risk for recurrent neck or lower back pain in the future. This makes it extremely important to get proper care as early as possible after an accident.
What to Do if You've Been in a Car Accident:
- Call the police (911) to report your accident.
- Exchange insurance information with anyone else involved in the accident.
- Call your own insurance provider to receive a claim number.
- Seek medical care, then manage further recovery with conservative treatment from a chiropractor, physical therapist, and/or MD/PA.
- Do not make any recorded statements to insurance companies until you speak with an attorney.
Everyone in the state of Colorado is automatically enrolled in Med Pay unless they choose to opt out. This is a way of helping someone who has been involved in an accident get back to feeling great without the financial burden of trying to get care for injuries sustained during the collision. Contact your local agency and representative to file a claim.