Uber and Lyft Rideshare Accident Chiropractor
Injured in a rideshare accident? Schedule a free consultation with Arrowhead Clinic today for exceptional treatment.
Injured in an Uber or Lyft Accident? Schedule a Free Consultation with Arrowhead Clinic.
Uber, Lyft, and other Rideshare app services are quite popular globally, especially in Georgia and South Carolina.
The amount of people using Rideshare options has been steadily on the rise throughout the country, which is why it's not surprising that accidents involving Uber and Lyft have also been on the rise.
Car Accidents, in general, can cause quite an upheaval in one's life. Having to deal with medical treatment and damages alone can be overwhelming.
Uber and Lyft Accidents in a Rideshare vehicle are like any Car Accident regarding taking the right steps afterward to ensure that your injuries are treated correctly and that your legal rights are protected.
5 Steps to Take after a Ride-Share Accident
After being involved in a Ride-Share Accident, it's essential to follow the steps below to protect yourself and your legal rights. This is regardless of whether or not you are the Rideshare driver or passenger.
Call The Police
It's always important to contact the police after an accident occurs. Even if you were just a passenger, you need police documentation stating who was at fault for the accident. This way, you will know which insurance company to go after for any medical expense reimbursement that you may be entitled to.
Speak to Eyewitnesses
If there were any witnesses to the accident, find out if they will provide a written statement regarding what they saw. Ask for their name and contact information in case you need them to recount what they saw at a later date.
Take Pictures of the Accident
It's always a good idea to have pictures of the accident scene. Effective evidence photographs include weather conditions, the damages of all the vehicles involved, any other property damage resulting from the accident, and any visible injuries. It's unfortunate, but it's not uncommon for the other driver or their insurance company to try and diminish the extent of the damages that occurred.
See a Medical Professional
If involved in a rideshare accident, whether you were the passenger or the driver, it's imperative that you visit a health care provider. Even if you do not think you have sustained any injuries, it is still crucial to see a chiropractor. Their experience and skills will be able to detect injuries before a patient even starts experiencing symptoms. They will also be able to provide necessary medical documentation that your lawyer will be able to use to get you your due compensation.
Hire a Car Accident Attorney
Anytime you are the victim of someone else's negligent or reckless behavior, you should seek the help of an experienced personal injury attorney. Legal representation will be able to walk you through the compensation claim process, obtain all necessary documentation, and negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf for an agreeable settlement.
Why Medical Care is so Important after a Ride Share Accident
Medical Care after being involved in an Uber, Lyft, or any other Rideshare App-based Accident is crucial for two main reasons.
Some motor vehicle accident injuries do not present symptoms of a physical injury immediately after the accident. This will often lead accident victims to falsely assume that they were not injured at all.
Whiplash is one of the most common car accident injuries. However, it is also one of the most common injuries to present delayed symptoms. In some cases, it can take hours or days before physical pain or symptoms begin to show.
When people do begin to feel symptoms of whiplash, it is not always associated with the accident. Some people believe they are just feeling some soreness and they will be fine in a few days.
When either of these assumptions is made, it can lead to an even bigger delay in treatment. This leads us to our next problem.
When treatment is delayed for too long a period of time after an accident, it can lead to prolonged treatment that would not have been necessary had the accident victim been diagnosed and treated early. Delayed treatment will, more often than not, lead to insurance reimbursement issues.
The insurance company, whether it's yours, the at-fault drivers, or the Rideshare company's insurance adjuster, will not be on your side.
As soon as they see that it took you X period of time to be seen by a medical professional after the accident, they will either:
a. say that you were not injured in the accident or
b. say that you were not injured very badly because you waited too long to seek treatment.
In either case, you may not be able to receive full compensation for your medical costs from any insurance policies because it may be challenging for you to prove otherwise.
Why Chiropractic Care May Be Right for You
We talked a lot about seeking medical attention after an Uber or Lyft Accident, so you may be wondering whom you should see to help diagnose and treat your injuries.
Various factors play into why chiropractic care may be the best treatment for a successful recovery.
Chiropractic care is frequently more cost-effective as opposed to other forms of health care.
If the injured party was not responsible, a car accident attorney can file a claim against the responsible driver for your medical costs. They will fight for compensation for loss of income, emotional distress, or damaged property. A personal injury attorney keeps you from paying out of pocket for all your injury expenses. Your chiropractor can give you an attorney referral.
Chiropractic doctors are highly trained in diagnosing and treating problems with the musculoskeletal system, and the chiropractors at Arrowhead Clinic have many years of experience doing just that.
Chiropractors perform spinal manipulations, better known as chiropractic adjustments, to help restore any restricted movement in the joints or tissues.
Restoring proper mobility to the joints will help alleviate pain and soreness and allow the body to heal naturally without surgery.
Many injuries during an automobile accident, such as whiplash, back, disc herniation, or neck injuries, will often heal much faster with chiropractic treatment.
Chiropractors treat the injury at the source and never offer patients something that will only mask the pain for a short time, such as prescription pain medications.
A chiropractor believes that healing should take place by treating the root cause, not the symptom, helping to improve your overall quality of life.
What Rideshare Accident Patients Can Expect From Their Chiropractor
Just follow these four simple steps
Schedule a Free Consultation to meet with our chiropractic doctors so we can assess your injuries.
Our ultimate goal is to alleviate your pain through advanced chiropractic and medical treatment options at no out-of-pocket expense to you.
Rideshare Accident Chiropractors in Georgia and South Carolina
After being involved in an Uber, Lyft, or any other Rideshare options Car Accident, do not wait to seek the help of an experienced Chiropractor. Acting quickly will help decrease the likelihood of permanent injuries.
Arrowhead Clinic has a team of highly trained doctors who have decades of experience diagnosing and treating various injuries from auto accidents.
When you come to your free consultation, we will find out all of the details of your accident and the injuries that occurred, along with your past medical history, to help us fully understand the extent of your injuries.
To diagnose and treat your injuries properly, we will perform an in-depth examination and diagnostic testing such as x-rays to help determine the underlying cause of your pain symptoms.
Once we have a thorough understanding of your injuries, you will be given an individualized treatment plan by your chiropractor that is tailored to your specific recovery needs to return you to your best possible quality of life.
Before you leave the office, you will receive your first chiropractic adjustment and detailed instructions of what the doctor expects you to attain optimal recovery.
When Arrowhead Clinic provides you with a treatment plan, you must follow all of their instructions.
They may request additional therapies or dietary changes to help with your recovery.
If you do not follow the chiropractic doctor's treatment plan, you not only run the risk of prolonging your treatment, you also run the risk of being offered less compensation for your medical expenses.
Frequently Asked Questions About Rideshare Accident Treatment
What Should You Expect During Your First Visit?
When you first arrive at Arrowhead Clinic for your Free Chiropractic Consultation, you will be asked to complete some paperwork.
Our doctors will need some background information about your medical history and conditions, along with your current rideshare accident symptoms and injury pain.
You can be prepared to answer these types of questions:
- When did the pain begin?
- What triggered the pain to start?
- Were you involved in a personal injury accident?
- Did you injure yourself in some way?
- Where are you experiencing the pain?
- What decreases the pain?
- What increases the pain?
Describe the type of pain:
- Does the pain come in waves, or is it continuous?
Once we know more about your medical history, our chiropractors will conduct a thorough exam that will evaluate your stability, range of motion, and muscle tone in the afflicted areas.
An x-ray exam is also required for most patients during their first visit. This diagnostic study is performed for your own safety. Your doctor needs to know the specific discs, vertebrae, and joints in the spine that are causing you pain.
Then a personalized treatment plan for your specific injuries and pain symptoms will be constructed.
This treatment plan usually includes a list of goals, including restoring joint function, lessening the pain, and reacquiring independence and tolerance of normal daily activities.
Can a Chiropractor Help After a Rideshare Accident?
In short, yes. Chiropractic Doctors are experts of the spine and as we touched on early, spinal cord injuries are a major injury associated with rideshare accidents.
Our medical experts will not only diagnose your pain symptoms but accurately detect where the actual origin of the injury stems from.
After a Rideshare Accident Do I Contact a Doctor or Lawyer First?
While both are integral, it is critical that you contact the doctors at Arrowhead Clinic first.
First and foremost, your health is vital. Rideshare accidents can lead to severe injuries that need immediate treatment.
Second, without medical documentation, many personal injury cases hold no weight. Therefore, you need medical care so that you can receive treatment at no out-of-pocket cost.
Our doctors can refer you to expert PI attorneys that are local and dedicated to seeing you receive the highest compensation for your pain and suffering.
What Conditions Can Chiropractors Treat?
Our Georgia and South Carolina Chiropractors and Medical Doctors treat the following pain and injury conditions:
- Achilles Tendinitis
- Ankle Sprains
- Auto Accident Injuries
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Frozen Shoulder/Adhesive Capsulitis
- Golfer's / Tennis Elbow
- Hamstring Pulls/Strains
- Hip Flexor/Psoas Tendinitis
- Hip Pain
- Iliotibial Band Syndrome
- Knee Sprains
- Low Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Patellar Tendinitis
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Rotator Cuff Strains
- Shin Splints
- Tension Headaches/Migraines
What Does Treatment Cost After a Rideshare Accident?
Rideshare accidents are already incredibly stressful. Adding in the burden of treatment costs is something Arrowhead Clinic wants to avoid.
At Arrowhead Clinic, we take the time to evaluate all insurance options, including medical and auto insurance, to determine the most economical way to get you healthy.
For personal injury cases, we refer you to a trust PI Attorney so that you can receive treatment at no cost to you.
How Long Does it Take to Recover From a Rideshare Accident Injury?
Unfortunately, there is not a set-in-stone time frame. More often than not, rideshare accident injuries are severe and can take months or years to fully recover from. Others will never fully recover.
If you'd like to speak with one of our Chiropractors to find out how we can help with your recovery after being involved in an Uber, Lyft, or other Rideshare Services Accident, click below to schedule a free consultation with our chiropractors today.