Should I go to a chiropractor after a car accident?
After being involved in a car accident, you may experience physical symptoms that merit a visit to the chiropractor. While this service may help you to feel better after being injured, Contrada & Associates reminds readers of the things to be aware of when visiting the chiropractor.
1. Chiropractors Recommending Attorneys
Chiropractors are able to help you after an accident. At least half of the individuals involved in a car accident experience relief from a chiropractor, with another alternative may be physical therapy. While this is a service that helps car accident victims to recover after their accident, there are some chiropractors who have another agenda. If you visit a chiropractor, they may recommend a car accident attorney to help you with your legal case, but it is important to look into that attorney before agreeing to hire them. Some chiropractors and attorneys have arrangements with one another. Not all chiropractors operate this way, but unfortunately there are some who do.
Contrada & Associates does receive referrals from some chiropractors and the law firm does not share fees with the chiropractor. Some chiropractors go as far as recommending attorneys who are not even local to the area. Attorney Contrada has heard from clients who were recommended attorneys that are located in the Cleveland or Akron area, and even some located in Michigan. Contrada & Associates believes that having a one-on-one relationship where you meet in person is extremely important, and this is something that you simply cannot do when your lawyer is not local to the area in which you live.
2. Chiropractors Carrying Large Bills for Service
Attorney Contrada advises car accident victims to check their bill from the chiropractor after every few visits. Some chiropractors carry the bill for their service, explaining to the individual that they will not charge them until their car accident claim has reached a settlement. Unfortunately, some chiropractors then give a very large bill to their client.
Contrada & Associates believes that this is taking advantage of car accident victims. We make it a point to give proper information and warnings that will hopefully prevent future individuals from receiving large unexpected bills.
Tips for Visiting the Chiropractor
If you choose to see a chiropractor after suffering an injury in a car accident, attorney Charlie Contrada recommends following the tips below:
- Research the chiropractor before scheduling an appointment
- Check your bill after every few visits
- If the chiropractor recommends an attorney, do your due diligence in researching them (location, practice area, client testimonials)
Car Accident Attorney in Toledo
If you have been involved in a car accident and are seeking advice from an experienced car accident attorney, call Contrada & Associates at 419.841.4400. Attorney Charlie Contrada has helped thousands of car accident victims to receive favorable settlements for the injuries and damages sustained in an accident. You can speak with attorney Contrada about your accident and receive legal guidance that will help you to obtain the compensation that you deserve.