Auto Accident | Auto Injury
We work with all auto accident injuries and attorneys and used as an expert witness to help resolve cases. We accept cases on lien. We are a multi-professional practice with a Medical Doctor, Chiropractor and Rehab on staff so all services can be provided in the same office. Because of this we are the preferred auto accident specialists in Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, Fremont and San Ramon, CA and the 1st choice in attorney referrals.
If you have been in an auto accident recently, there are certain decisions you’ll need to make to help protect your rights and get the care you need as the injured party. Secondly, to be compensated for any persistent functional loss from the injury you sustained that you may have to live with for the rest of your life.
The first step is to call and schedule for a free consultation with our specialist to discuss the specifics of your case and to review any MRIs, x-rays, records and reports involved with your case …
Common Auto Injury Questions
Question: Should I See An Attorney Before Going To A Chiropractor?
Answer: It is best to be seen by the right doctor first to determine whether or not there is a need for an attorney. Most attorneys prefer you to be examined initially to determine the extent of your injuries. If necessary we can refer you to a reputable attorney. Attorneys have a far better chance of helping you in a case if we provide proper documentation relating your bodily injury to the auto accident, so therefore seeing us first is always best.
Question: What If My Car Sustained Only Minor Damage?
Answer: **“Low Speed impact under 10 MPH often cause little (if any) visible Property Damage done to the rear of one’s motor vehicle. However, those who are struck (especially in the rear) do have injuries, especially neck injuries. The most common of them are identified as “Whiplash”.
The most contributing factors to “Low Back Injuries” is that the occupants cannot brace themselves nor force their back and neck against the seat or headrest. Most bumpers are built to withstand a low impact (with limited visible damage) but while there may be very minor property damage the body gets snapped around and the body sustains “Soft Tissue” injuries - - including bruises, plus chest and rib injuries.
It’s been proved (beyond the shadow of any doubt) that while seat belts save lives they can also cause injuries! Since the introduction of Seat Belt Legislation the incidence of “Soft Tissue Injury" has increased an astonishing 21%! YOU MUST NEVER FORGET: Motor vehicles are built to withstand these impacts. Your body is not!”
Question: If Treatment Is Necessary, Do I Have To Pay For It Myself?
Answer: No, as long as I've been in practice I've never had a patient pay as they go when related to an auto accident. In some cases patients have a car insurance policy that has “Med Pay”. Med Pay is a coverage that helps with medical bills relating to an auto accident, and usually pays 100% up to a certain limit. If you do not have this coverage, we can put care “on credit” which is the same as a “lien” when patients are represented by an attorney. During your first visit we will go over this with you at. Since you are not at fault, using your medical coverage should not increase your premium.
Question: The Other Parties Insurance Keeps Calling Me And Asking Me To Settle, What Should I Do?
Answer: It is never wise to sign or settle without being evaluated properly and thoroughly for any bodily injuries relating to the auto accident. In many cases your symptoms may not appear until weeks later. And if you settle early you may be paying out of your own pocket to help repair the damage that was caused by the auto accident. Also, if you have a persistent functional loss, which is any remaining injury that prevents or restriction from doing your usual activities prior to the accident, you also give up those your rights.
Question: I've Been To The Hospital And My Medical Doctor, Do I Really Need to See a Chiropractor?
Answer: No, as long as I've been in practice I've never had a patient pay as they go when related to an auto Answer: Most of our patients are referred to us by local medical doctors because we are a multi-professional practice and specialize in the treatment and diagnosis of auto accident injuries. When you go to the hospital/emergency room they normally check you for life-threatening conditions, lacerations, scrapes and bruises and provide relief with medications. As for your musculoskeletal imbalances, misalignments of vertebral and joints caused by whiplash accident are usually undetected and if not corrected will lead to further problems and pain later on. At the very least is best that you get a second opinion.
Question: Does The Care Hurt?
Answer: There are rare occasions when the tissues are severely damaged and there is some tenderness. The care provided in our office is very gentle and conservative and most patients look forward to the next visit in the relief the care provides. Most of our patients feel significant relief within 2 to 3 weeks.
Question: Is The Care Safe?
Answer: The care provided in our office is very gentle and conservative and is one of the safest and effective therapies that you can utilize. Read some of our testimonials and see the results.
**Expertpages.com: Injury Facts Regarding A Low Speed Impact