You are at a stoplight on your way to get coffee before work. It’s a normal day, so you do not expect anything out of the ordinary to happen. Unfortunately, no one can ever predict an auto accident. The person driving the car behind you is not paying attention and runs their car into the back of yours at the speed limit posted.
Suddenly, your normal day has taken an unfortunate hit, and so has your car and your body. Now that you are in this situation, you find yourself wondering what to do after an auto accident?
Call The Police
Call the police as soon as you get out of your car after the auto accident. Not everyone is going to accept responsibility for their actions, so it’s important to have a police report filed. They will be issued a ticket.
Obtain Insurance Information
Before you leave the scene of the auto accident, obtain the car insurance information from the person at fault in the accident. You will contact their car insurance and file a claim on your losses.
Go To The Hospital
You should always go to the hospital after an auto accident, regardless of the severity of the injuries you sustained. You may feel fine in the moment, but their might be a hidden problem you are unable to detect.
File Auto Accident Claim
When you file an auto accident claim with the car insurance, you will receive a claim number. Present this claim number to the medical providers you see after the auto accident and your medical expenses will be paid by the car insurance.
Make An Appointment With A Chiropractor
The human body goes into shock after an auto accident so you may not feel any pain until a few days after the accident. If you begin to feel soreness in your neck and shoulders, or pain in your back, it may be a sign of Whiplash.
Whiplash is a common result of auto accidents and chiropractors are trained to treat it. The force of the vehicle that hit you may have also misaligned your spine causing extreme pain or soreness in your neck and back.