I Was Involved in a Car Accident. What Should I Do Now?

Did you know that there are nearly 30,000 car crashes in Delaware in a given year? No one wants to be in a car accident, and when they happen it’s natural to feel overwhelmed — especially if you’ve been injured.

At Pro Rehab Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, with nine Delaware locations, our providers are committed to helping you overcome the injuries, pain, and other challenges that accidents can bring. 

From physical rehabilitation to comprehensive accident rehabilitation services, including legal advice and coordination with insurance companies, we help alleviate the post-accident burden so you can focus on healing.

We’ve put together this informative article to help you take the right steps after a car accident. Read on to learn more.

Get medical help

Car accidents vary in severity, but even minor fender benders can cause serious health problems — especially if you don’t seek treatment quickly. Sometimes injuries take weeks or even months to appear. 

If you were in a car accident and are experiencing pain, it’s important to schedule an appointment at Pro Rehab immediately. Our team assesses your injuries to ensure you get the right medical care.

To ensure our patients’ health comes first, we offer free medical evaluations for those involved in auto accidents.

Review the details of your accident

While it’s best to go over the details of your accident at the scene, this isn’t always practical, depending on the severity of the accident. But, if possible, you should document the accident to the best of your ability, including: 

You should also exchange contact and insurance information with the other party involved, if the accident involved more than one vehicle. You should also notify your insurance company as soon as you can.

If you’re unable to complete these tasks at the time of the accident, try to gather as much of this information as possible as soon as you can.

Obtain a copy of the accident report

If the authorities were contacted at the time of the accident and made a report, it’s important for you to obtain a copy. This report typically includes information such as the drivers and passengers involved, witness statements, a diagram of the accident, and the officer’s statement. 

To request a copy, contact the police department in the area where the accident occurred or the sheriff’s department if you were outside a municipality. If you’re involved in a car accident on a state highway, contact the Delaware State Police

Contact an attorney

Even if you weren’t at fault, it’s important to seek legal help after a car accident. A lawyer looks out for your interests and can help you get compensation for any accident-related costs. 

Insurance companies have many lawyers working to evaluate your claim. Having an attorney looking out for you is the key to getting your needs recognized and met. At Pro Rehab, we have a network of top legal professionals who can provide assistance. 

Choose a rehabilitation service

Choose a qualified rehabilitation service that understands the unique needs of car accident patients. At Pro Rehab, we offer accident consulting that addresses your physical rehabilitation while helping you navigate the legal aspect of your case.

Your Pro Rehab provider begins by evaluating your case and directing you to one of our medical specialists, who diagnoses and documents your condition. They then create a customized plan for ongoing rehabilitation to alleviate your pain and improve your mobility.

Throughout your rehabilitation, we work with your insurance provider to ensure you receive the insurance benefits you deserve so that you can focus on healing.

If you’ve been in a car accident and want to learn more, call one of our offices in Wilmington, Newark, Bear/Glasgow, Pike Creek, Christiana, Dover, or Lewes/Rehoboth, Delaware. You can also book an appointment online now.

Dr. James Sheehan Dr. James Sheehan is an expert in the treatment of neck and back pain.

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