Auto accidents and slip and fall injuries are never on your radar, but accidents happen. These cases generally present with a lot of pitfalls and hurdles on both the healing side and financial side. Trinity Health Solutions is here to help. We have medical, chiropractic and physical therapy providers in one location; why is this beneficial to you? Convenience! Instead of having to go to 3 different offices to address your injury needs, you just have to go to one.
Need an attorney? We can recommend one. Have an attorney? No problem, chances are we have already worked with them on previous patient cases. Prefer not to get an attorney involved? Not a problem either, we will help steer you clear of the 3rd parties insurance traps.
Here are a few things you should keep in mind if you have been involved in an auto accident or slip and fall:
1 You should always be examined by a healthcare provider after being involved in a MVA or slip and fall, regardless of if you feel fine. Everyday we see patients that were involved in accidents many years ago that did not seek care because they “felt fine,” only to have residual symptoms arise later. If only they had been examined shortly after accident, any minor injuries could have been resolved much easier than waiting for them to develop into larger problems several years down the road. Most people don’t realize, but symptoms related to a MVA or slip and fall can take weeks to develop and by then they want to attribute them to something else.
2 The sooner you seek care/get checked out, the stronger your case will be. This doesn’t imply you plan to sue, but the longer you wait after an accident to get checked out the weaker you case becomes if you do need to proceed that way.
3 Remember that you can settle property damage separate from bodily injury. Be careful what you sign regarding dealing with the other party’s insurance.
Whiplash (Sprain & Strain) is the most common type of chiropractic patient injury related to MVA and even some slips and falls. Whiplash generally takes 6-8 weeks to heal if receiving care, but is also dependent on the extent of the injury.
Contusions are important to document, and if possible, take pictures of any bruising and/or cuts associated with an accident/injury.
Concussion injuries have more and more information coming out regarding their treatment and residual effects. It’s possible to experience concussions from low speed car accidents, and even slip and falls.
Initial Examination & Diagnosis
A complete and thorough exam will be performed at the patient’s initial visit by either a medical or chiropractic provider at Trinity Health Solutions. Any x-rays that are needed will be taken, and our medical providers can also prescribe medications if indicated for acute symptoms. Other testing that may occur would consist of ROM measuring and muscle strength measurement.
Medical Management with Chiropractic Treatment
A team conference patient review will be preformed by our medical and chiropractic providers to determine the best course of action and treatment plan to address and resolve the patients injuries in the shortest amount of time.
Trinity Health Solutions is more than happy to treat you regardless of if you have an attorney. Our primary focus is to resolve your injuries as fast as possible so that you can get back to living your life.