If you heard someone speak the term, “personal injury”, you would most likely think about an ambulance-chasing lawyer looking to sue someone who did harm to you. Auto accident insurance has coverage for personal injury. And so it should because personal injury refers to any injury to one’s body, mind or spirit. Most personal injury claims stem from auto accidents. And in all states, a personal injury claim cannot be made until after a visit to a primary care physician, a hospital emergency room or a chiropractor.
So what exactly is a personal injury stemming from an auto accident? Personal injuries are generally associated with auto accidents, but are also something that the injured party can sue someone else due to negligence on their part. Other personal injuries include, but are not limited to: workplace accidents, trips and falls, assault, accidents at home, product defects that can cause accidents, accidents during the holidays and medical malpractice.
In any case, a chiropractor may be required to help the injured recuperate from the pain and suffering caused by the auto accident or any other accident stemming from a personal injury claim.
While personal injury involves receiving compensation from the negligent party, one must make sure that the injuries sustained from the accident are treated with utmost care. In an auto accident, most lawyers will state that one needs to take notes regarding everything that happened during the course of that accident. A person must document where he was going, who was in the car, the weather, the location of the accident, whether it was a rear-end, side or front-end collision and any other information pertinent to the accident. A chiropractor will want the participants involved to take daily notes regarding their health since the accident, including any pain they feel after the accident, any discomfort or anxiety, sleep loss, chronic headaches, tingling sensations in the hands, arms and shoulders, or other pain that was not felt immediately at the scene of the accident itself.