WHAT TO DO AFTER AN ACCIDENT

We understand how stressful being involved in a car accident can be.

WHEN YOU HAVE AN AUTO ACCIDENT

Crashed Car
  1. Check yourself for injuries

  2. Call 911 Immediately 

  3. Take pictures of the accident and find witness

  4. Obtain the other driver's information such as driver's license, plate number, insurance, and registration. Make sure all the names match

  5. When police arrive, remain calm and describe the accident

  6. Check your hidden injuries and call us immediately

WHIPLASH INJURY

The driver, not suspecting such an incident, is relaxed, however, the force from behind causes the head to quickly flip backwards and then thrust forward by the deceleration ( quick stopping) motion. About 2/3 of people involved in auto accidents experience symptoms of whiplash, and these symptoms do not appear until 2 to 48 hours after the accident.* 

 

Signs and Symptoms

  • Stiffness, achiness

  • Shoulder, neck, arm pain

  • Dizziness

  • Numbness, tingling, weakness

  • Visual disturbances

*American Chriopractic Association. Available at https://www.acatoday.org/News-Publications/ACA-News-Archive/ArtMID/5721/ArticleID/116