Most chiropractors will work with an attorney, so patients can get the treatment they need as soon as possible for their auto accident injury. Chiropractors understand how the pain and stiffness after an auto accident can hold people back from enjoying their lives. In fact, auto accidents are the most common cause of neck and back injuries. After an auto accident, stress can build from interacting with attorneys, insurance companies, repair shops, and even rental car companies. The last thing a person wants to deal with is having to pay for medical treatment from an auto accident that wasn't their fault. Chiropractic care that focuses on auto accident injuries includes treatment for back pain, neck pain, and other conditions that involve the soft tissues and nerves (central nervous system) around the spinal cord.
If you have been injured in an auto accident, you can find the necessary treatment from our network of chiropractors, and you don't have to worry about communicating the expenses with your attorney. We can do that for you. Most of the chiropractors in our network are more than willing to work with an attorney on medical liens.
When an auto accident is not a person's fault, there are steps to take to have the treatment covered by the responsible party or their insurance. The initial step is to file a personal injury claim with an attorney, which may result in a medical lien against the responsible party. According to the American Bar Association, "you have a negligence claim in a 'fault' state if you are injured by a driver who failed to exercise reasonable care because drivers have a duty to exercise reasonable care anytime they are on the road" (americanbar.org, 2016).
Typically, an attorney will facilitate the medical lien and work with the insurance company of the responsible party to negotiate the amount covered. Essentially, a medical lien enables the injured person of the auto accident to have their medical care paid for by the other person's auto insurance. Also, medical liens allow the injured person to seek immediate medical attention without having to wait months to receive their benefits.
What Injuries Are Covered Under A Medical Lien
Any auto accident injury that is caused by a third party, which requires medical care and treatment, is considered under a medical lien. Many different types of auto accident injuries may be covered by a medical lien, including injuries car accidents and motorcycle accidents. Here is a list of some of the injuries that may occur during an auto accident, which may also be covered by a medical lien:
- Muscle and ligament damage in back and neck
- Herniated/Bulging discs
- Back strain
- Headaches and migraines
If you have been involved in an auto accident and have been injured as a result, the most important step to take (after filing a claim with your insurance company) is to seek medical attention for your injuries. Next, you will want to speak with an attorney to secure your claim and begin the process for filing a medical lien against the other party. Many of the chiropractors in our network have worked with many attorneys to provide the necessary information and documentation so patients can continue receiving the care they need.