CAR ACCIDENT INJURY CHIROPRACTOR – ATTORNEYS
Our lawyers are frequently asked by clients if they should see a chiropractor after a car accident or other type of injury accident. Sometimes the client will also ask the attorney to recommend a chiropractor for an auto accident injury. As a general rule, our injury attorneys do not recommend any particular treatment or specific doctors to our clients. We are concerned to avoid any appearance that the car accident lawyers are working with the doctors to build the client’s case. Plus, of course, we are lawyers not doctors, so we are really not qualified to be diagnosing people or recommending treatment.
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 auto accident attorneys in Minnesota have seen many clients who were helped by chiropractors and experienced significant pain relief. At the same time, however, many auto insurance companies and other insurers are suspicious and hostile to chiropractic treatment, so they may resist paying the bills. For that reason, we usually recommend to clients who are seeing a chiropractor that they reevaluate their chiropractic treatment after a few months – if they are getting better and it looks like the chiropractor will solve the problem, they should continue and finish the treatment. However, if the injury does not appear to be healing and the client is only getting temporary relief after each chiropractic appointment, they should consider looking into other types of treatment.
Our top car crash lawyers have represented hundreds of people injured in a car accident who treat with a chiropractor. No-Fault insurance is supposed to pay for chiropractic bills, and if the auto insurance company refuses, 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 go. Another factor a car accident injury lawyer will want you to consider is that your automobile no-fault benefits are usually limited to $20,000, so if you do not have health insurance you will want to monitor how much of the auto insurance is being used with the chiropractor because you may want to have other types of treatment later and the money you spend with the chiropractor will leave less for other treatments.
If you are injured in a MN car accident, or other type of accident in Minnesota, you are welcome to call our office and speak with a personal injury lawyer about your case. You will talk with an experienced car accident attorney and we will answer your questions about chiropractic bills, insurance, and any other issues you have. You can meet with us for a free consultation at our offices in Minneapolis, Woodbury, Edina, or St. Louis Park. We will also come to your house to discuss your car accident case in St. Paul, Roseville, White Bear Lake, Forest Lake, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Plymouth, Maple Grove, Chanhassen, Chaska, Apple Valley, Burnsville, Bloomington, and other cities throughout MN. There is no cost for an initial consultation and our car accident lawyers never charge anything unless you receive compensation for your injuries.