SHOULD I GO TO THE CHIROPRACTOR AFTER BEING INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT?
Should you get chiropractic treatment after an auto accident or other type of injury accident? Our injury attorneys MN are asked this question frequently. Generally, we do not recommend any particular treatment or specific doctors to our clients. There are two reasons for this: 1. We are lawyers, not doctors, and 2. We want to avoid any appearance that the personal injury lawyers are working with the doctors to build the client’s case.
WILL INSURANCE PAY FOR CHIROPRACTOR?
In general, however, there are a few things to keep in mind when deciding if you should treat with a chiropractor after a car accident or other type of injury accident. First, our lawyers have seen many clients who were helped by chiropractors and experienced significant pain relief after an accident. At the same time, however, many auto insurance companies and other insurers are suspicious and hostile to chiropractic treatment. Therefore, they may resist paying the chiropractor’s bill.
For this reason, we usually recommend to clients who are seeing a chiropractor that they reevaluate their chiropractic treatment after a few months. If you are getting better and it looks like the chiropractor will solve the problem, you should continue and finish the treatment. However, if the injury does not look to be healing and you are only getting temporary relief of symptoms after each chiropractic appointment, you should consider looking into other types of treatment.
Over the last 25 years, our personal injury lawyers have represented many people injured in a MN car accident who treat with a chiropractor. No-Fault insurance is supposed to pay for chiropractic bills. If they refuse, we are often successful in forcing the insurance company to pay through the arbitration process. However, many no-fault arbitrators also limit the amount of chiropractic care they will find reasonable. So, again, this is something you will want to keep evaluating as you get ongoing chiropractor treatment after an accident.
HOW LONG TO CONTINUE CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT AFTER ACCIDENT?
There is another consideration about chiropractor treatment after a car accident: your automobile no-fault benefits are usually limited to $20,000. Therefore, if you do not have health insurance, you will want to monitor how much of the auto PIP auto medical insurance is being used with the chiropractor. If you spend too much on the chiropractor, you may be limited in other types of treatment later.
If you are injured in a car accident, or other type of accident in Minnesota, you are welcome to call our office. You will speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer about your case. We will answer your questions about chiropractic bills, insurance, and any other issues you have. You can meet with one of our lawyers at our offices in Minneapolis, Woodbury, Edina, or St. Louis Park. A personal injury lawyer will also come to your house to discuss your accident case in cities throughout MN. Our primary focus is to make sure you get the compensation you are entitled to.