PI Auto Injury Q & A
Q1: What is an Auto Accident Specialist?
1. Fellowship trained in spinal Biomechanics and Trauma through the NewYork State, Buffalo School of Medicine and Cleveland College ofChiropractic.
2. Someone who manages all aspects of the case, referrals to other neededproviders, documents permanent injuries and losses of functional ability,and need for future care.
3. Prepares all the medical legal paperwork for attorneys.
Will a Primary Care Provider, Orthopedist, Neurologist, Neurosurgeon, or P.T do all of the above--no.
Q2: Are regular Non Accident Specialist Chiropractors competent to handleinjury cases?
Yes, from a treatment standpoint but not from a paperwork standpoint. Ihave well over 500 hours of additional training over the last 5 years tobest manage the medico-legal aspect of injury cases. Both are important.
Q3: Why the need for care post-crash?
The typical 5-10mph rear impact crash generates 8-12 g forces to theoccupants’ neck which causes micro-tearing of the spinal ligaments causingpain, biomechanical joint dysfunction, and usually loss of normalcurvature. This leads to premature degenerative changes (Arthritis) thatwill be permanent. Proper care is important to minimize these changes.
Q4: Who pays for care?
Most Auto Policies cover the treatment costs. Both at-fault driversinsurance and medical pay coverage of your insurance policy is billed.
Q5: Do I need an attorney from the start?
No settling the case can be accomplished at times on your own. Hiring anattorney can be done within 2 years if needed.