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Will Seeing A Chiropractor Affect My Personal Injury in South Carolina?

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Personal injury cases vary depending upon the severity of the injury an individual has suffered. In 2017, South Carolina ranked 17th for injury deaths nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Since injuries can differ greatly in personal injury cases, there are many different treatment approaches to aid in your recovery and help with your personal injury claim.

In some cases, the best treatment for the victim is to see a chiropractor who specializes in personal injuries. In addition to helping injured individuals recover, many people are unaware that seeking chiropractic care can also support your personal injury claim.

Chiropractic care can be considered part of a victim’s medical treatment. In some cases, people do not experience immediate pain and wait to seek a chiropractor for their injuries until they start to hurt. Waiting to seek treatment for your injuries can lessen your chances of receiving compensation. Plus, it’s always best to seek advice from a chiropractor upfront instead of masking an injury temporarily with pain medication. A personal injury chiropractor can help you find the best treatment for your injuries.

Chiropractic Care for Injury Treatment

Whether you have experienced an injury from a car accident or a slip and fall on the job, chiropractic care could be covered in your personal injury claim. The South Division of Injury and Violence Prevention (SC DHEC) stated, “Unintentional injuries comprise almost 70% of all injury deaths.” Countless injuries occur unexpectedly, and it’s important to know how to handle an injury case if one arises. If you seek a chiropractor for your injuries, it’s vital to keep all the documents you receive throughout treatment, because the defendant might pay your medical bills, including chiropractic care. Even if you need chiropractic care before the trial settles in court, a chiropractor who specializes in personal injury will know the steps to take to help you receive the compensation you deserve.  If you’ve experienced trauma and need chiropractic care, follow these steps and you could potentially receive a higher settlement for your personal injury claim.

If you follow these steps once you have experienced trauma and are seeking treatment at a chiropractic office, you could receive a higher settlement:

  • Ask for copies of all the medical charts and a detailed list of the symptoms you’re suffering from. The list of symptoms also needs to mention the severity of each symptom, because it will give the insurance company a better idea of the pain and suffering you have experienced from the accident.
  • When an insurance company reviews the documentation, it will not be sufficient enough to list chiropractic treatment alone. The insurance company needs to see the services provided for the injury, and how it was medically required to treat the injury with those specific treatments.
  • Make sure to have copies of all billing information with the exact dates and the cost for each treatment. These particular documents can help with your settlement claim and getting necessary medical treatments covered after your accident.

In addition to seeking medical treatment, it can be challenging to handle insurance companies alone after an injury. A South Carolina personal injury attorney at Harris & Graves, P. A. can help relieve some of the stress and worry you have experienced after an accident. No matter how minor or severe the injury is, you could receive compensation for any injuries that were caused by the careless actions of another individual.

Contact a South Carolina Personal Injury Attorney

Our South Carolina personal injury attorneys have the experience and knowledge necessary to handle your case. We understand that medical bills, therapy, and lost wages can dramatically impact your life. That’s why we want to help you receive the compensation you deserve.  Although personal injury cases depend on what type of treatment a victim needs to receive, chiropractic care can be considered a medical treatment if it’s necessary for recovery. Our firm believes every client deserves a qualified and dedicated legal attorney who is willing to fight for their rights. We are aware of the complications insurance companies can create for a victim who is suffering an injury, and we are ready to fight for you. Our South Carolina personal injury attorneys have a successful history helping injured victims receive the right settlement claim for their injury.

If you or someone you know has been involved in a personal injury, the South Carolina personal injury attorneys at Harris & Graves, P.A. are ready to serve you. Call us today at (877) 390-8590 or fill out our free review form.