It can happen to anyone at any time. You’re driving through Lithia Springs when out of nowhere, another vehicle collides with yours. The shock of getting hit by another car can leave you disoriented and frazzled – making it difficult to react appropriately.
And, the adrenaline that your body produces during such traumatic events can make it seem as if your health is intact. Even if you feel fine after a car accident occurs, the most important thing you should do is to contact our Lithia Springs Chiropractors for immediate treatment.
The Department of Transportation estimates that each driver is involved in a car accident at least once every 18 years. Although it is nearly impossible to prepare for the impact of a crash, it is possible to take preventative measures that help you react appropriately in the event of a crash.
One of the first things you can do to prepare for a car accident is to purchase a roadside assistance kit that comes with flares, reflective gear, and first aid equipment. You may want to consider also adding a seatbelt cutter or car hammer just in case your vehicle rolls over.
When emergency responders arrive at the scene, make sure you have easy access to your registration, insurance information, and driver’s license. You should also consider keeping a list of emergency contacts in your vehicle in case you become unconscious. Emergency responders can use this to alert loved ones of your accident, as well as gather information about whether you are allergic to any medications.
It’s easy to lose focus during a car accident, but learning what to do ahead of time can help overcome potential panic and keep you safe. First off, it’s essential to remain at the scene of the accident. If possible, try to move as far away from the road as possible to avoid passing cars.
Next, contact your local police department or dial 911 to report your accident. Let the dispatcher know if you notice any pain and need an ambulance. When speaking with the police or others involved in the crash, remain conscious of what you say to avoid incriminating yourself.
If you should need to file a personal injury claim to collect compensation for your damages, everything you report can be used by the defendant’s insurance provider to damage the integrity of your case. Politely answer any questions asked by a police officer without divulging too much detail or anything that could be interpreted as an admission of guilt.
It’s recommended to seek Chiropractic Treatment within 72 hours of a car accident. Early detection and treatment give you the greatest opportunity to experience a complete, healthy recovery.
AICA Lithia Springs serves as the community’s most experienced accident injury center – helping hundreds of patients overcome various injuries each year. Our office is open Monday through Sunday and provides 24/7 access for your convenience. Just dial (404) 602-0388 to schedule a same-day appointment.