A car accident is a chaotic event that can leave you wondering what to do next. P.I. HELP clinics are personal injury clinics in Salt Lake City and San Antonio that provide state-of-the-art, non-surgical treatments for various injuries from accidents. We have written these answers to some frequently asked questions about our clinic and what to do after an accident to help you figure out your next steps.

Who should I see first, an attorney or a doctor?

While meeting with a personal injury attorney after a car accident is important, it is crucial that you seek medical attention before you do anything else. The damage from a car accident can be serious, even if you do not notice any painful symptoms right away. You do not want to take any chances with your health and eventual recovery. Additionally, having a recorded doctor’s visit right after your accident can support your injury claim, should you choose to file one.

At P.I. HELP, we can provide you with a free referral to trusted personal injury attorneys in the local area.

Can your clinic treat any injury?

Our facilities are equipped to provide diagnosis and treatment for many types of injuries, but we are not an emergency care center. You should visit a hospital if you or anyone else in the accident is dealing with severe, life-threatening injuries.

That said, our clinic provides services for many chronic pains and conditions that may not show symptoms right away, such as whiplash. We have extensive experience assisting victims of car accidents and know where to start looking for hard-to-find injuries.

If our clinic is not equipped to treat your particular injury, we can provide you with a referral to a facility that has the specialists and doctors you need.

If I don’t win a personal injury lawsuit, will I have to pay the medical bills myself?

Most likely yes. Most insurance plans cover medical treatments in the event of an accident. However, you should contact your insurance provider to confirm that they will cover chiropractic care and other nonsurgical treatments offered at our clinic.

Can chiropractic care help with my chronic pain?

Most likely yes! Chiropractic care has proven to be an effective pain management treatment for many types of injuries. Our clinic has helped hundreds of patients who were injured in car accidents with chiropractic treatments alone.

I’ve had a lot of headaches after my accident; could they be related?

Yes! Headaches are a common side effect of spinal damage. You should seek medical treatment as soon as possible if you have frequent headaches after an accident.

I haven’t felt any pain from my accident; do I still need to see a doctor?

If you did not see a doctor after your accident then yes, you should schedule an appointment at a medical clinic as soon as possible. Some injuries do not show symptoms for hours, days, or weeks after the accident occurred. A physical exam or imaging procedure can reveal damage that has not yet manifest any symptoms. The sooner you start treatment, the more damage control you and your doctor can do.

I have a hard time moving after my accident; can you help?

Yes! Not only can our treatments help you regain mobility and range of motion, but our clinics offer free transportation services to and from your appointments. Nothing should stand in the way of you getting the care you need.

Can you handle my personal injury case?

No, we only provide treatment for personal injuries. However, we can provide you with a free referral to a skilled attorney and support your case by providing detailed notes on what your care entailed.