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What is personal injury?

What is Personal Injury?

Personal injury is a legal term used to define injury that has been inflicted onto someone’s body and/or emotions as opposed to any injury/damage to property. The most common form of personal injury cases that occur come as a result of motor vehicle accidents. Not all personal injury cases are a result of car accidents however. Personal injury claims are filed everyday in a means to protect an individual from a legal standpoint as well as open doors to provide medical treatment to that individual as well.

Personal Injury Protection

If you or someone you know have recently been in a car accident and are/were not the party at fault then it is important to know all the options that are readily available. Chiropractic Associates of Centerville excels in properly handling personal injury cases and claims as well as providing exceptional medical treatment that may be needed to rehabilitate the injuries’ that have been sustained. Due to the level of complexity of different cases it is highly recommend that a medical expert examine and evaluate the ailments that someone has had inflicted upon them. The key to personal injury cases is to determine first the blame and liability of the accident. Once this has been determined, the amount of damages needs to be estimated so that those damages can be paid for by the party at fault. A person who is not at fault in a personal injury case is not required to pay for the medical treatment they need out of pocket.

What are common auto accident injuries and symptoms?

The level of severity of the accident that an individual is in it plays a large part in the presentation of symptoms. Common complaints from patient’s can range from stiff/sore/painful neck, mid back and low back. Patients will present with headaches, difficulty moving their neck through any ranges of motion, bending forward or side to side. Other times patients will complain of pain elsewhere other than related to the spine such as wrist, elbow, shoulder, knee, hip and ankle ailments. It is also not uncommon to have bruising, redness, swelling, tenderness, abrasions and lacerations as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

What is the next step for me?

If you have been in a car accident then it is important to take the first step to be evaluated and examined by a medical professional. Due to the vast knowledge of common musculo-skeletal injuries that a chiropractor sees on a daily basis, a lot of times they are the best professional that is fit for the job. At Chiropractic Associates of Centerville, they will provide you with a consultation, examination, explanation of what is wrong, how they will fix it and same day treatment all for no cost to the person. They will also provide you with options for different lawyers/attorney’s which a lot of times will not cost the person any money to have through the treatment plan.