By Doctor Larry Ziegler, Chiropractic Physician
Who am I to write about how to recover after a car accident? I’ll let you decide for yourself, but I believe I have the right credentials and experience to speak on the subject. As far as I know there is no comprehensive study course teaching people who have been injured all of the information they need to know about accident injury recovery. We have an unexpected crash and then start the process of discovering what to do next. There is nothing more difficult than fighting injury and pain while at the same time you have to navigate a complicated morass of insurance adjusters, other involved parties, car repairs, doctor visits, medical bills, attorneys, loss of work, insomnia – and the list goes on – do I need to continue?
In 2001 I was hit by a car while riding a bicycle in a local canyon that is popular with cyclists. I won’t describe my injuries, but they were significant enough to require several surgeries and months of rehab. I don’t enjoy pain, but working through pain and getting stronger is something most of us intuitively understand and want to do. The things that complicate situations like mine typically go beyond the accident injury itself and touch other parts of our lives. My car accident resulted in a change of employment and financial losses that were difficult to bear. Many others experience the same thing. The initial medical expenses and doctor bills started arriving and my wife and I had no idea how to handle the situation.
How did we make it through a tough situation with recovering trauma and accident injury issues? I reached out to friends and family for support. I was also fortunate to be introduced to a great attorney who focused on accident injury cases like mine. The law office was able to take over communication with the insurance companies, hospitals and doctors and arrange for additional care when I needed it. They helped replace my bicycle and keep my rent paid while my body healed and things returned to normal. In the end, they were able to settle my case and take care of all the expenses allowing me to move on with my life and resume my career. Accidents happen and recovering from trauma and other losses can be a real challenge. Take the time to find the right team for your recovery. Start by calling us at Utah Health Center today. We can help you find a team of the best doctors and attorneys to help you with recovering trauma and loss. We understand where you are coming from and would love to help you leave your car accident injury issues in the past.