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Car Accident Doctor Near Chapman University, Orange

Chapman University Student in a Car Accident? Need a Chiropractor? Don’t Know What to Do or Who to trust?

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What Every Chapman University Student Needs to Know About Car Accidents in Orange County

Being involved in a car accident while you’re away at school just wasn’t part of your plan, but these things happen. In Orange County where everyone is busy and there are so many cars, it’s almost certain to happen at least once in your four years in Orange, California.

Here’s the problem with car accidents:

  • You are hurt and have no idea what doctor to see. Friends might tell you to see a chiropractor (good idea) but which one? There are a zillion near Chapman. And by the way, who pays for the treatments? Worse yet, you get hit and feel only minor pain (at first) so you let it go, then weeks or even months later you develop serious headaches or neck pain. With whiplash injuries there can be a delay in onset so you have no idea you’re actually hurt until it may be too late.
  • Another problem is that you may be away from home and unsure about California Traffic laws and how insurance works here, etc.
  • Your car might need repairs and you have no clue who will fix it, how it gets paid and you can’t afford to be without a car while yours is in the shop…
  • Lastly, you might wonder, “Do I need a lawyer for this?” so you’re unsure if you should call a lawyer first, or see a doctor.

These are all legitimate and common concerns—now here are some solutions to help you

  • After a car accident, a Doctor of Chiropractic is clearly the correct choice. Here’s why: Chiropractors are specifically trained in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal injuries. Add to that the decades of medical research pointing to chiropractic being the safest and most effective treatment for whiplash and related injuries and it makes it a safe choice.
  • Now the question is, which Chiropractor to see? Aren’t they all the same? No. Chiropractors, like medical doctors can have general practices or may specialize in fields like nutrition, exercise, neurology, orthopedics, pediatrics, radiology, etc. Believe it or not, there is post-doctorate specialty training specifically in car accident injuries, accident reconstruction, etc. You want one of those doctors. And because they specialize in this area, they will not only be best at diagnosing and treating your problem, but will also offer treatment to you with no up front costs and will await payment until your case settles if you do not have insurance to cover the cost. Medical doctors and many general chiropractors will not do that.
  • California law says you are entitled to reimbursement of your medical bills, other damages such as lost time from school or work, loss of enjoyment of your life, etc. and have your car repaired by the facility of your choice from the responsible party or their insurance company. The law also states that you have 2 years (24 months) from the date of your car wreck to have either settled the case –or- file a lawsuit. If you file a lawsuit, the time is now extended indefinitely. If you are under 18 at the time of the crash, the 2 years starts on your 18th birthday. Happy birthday!
  • When you report the accident to yours and the other person’s insurance company, a rep will come out to look at your car and arrange for an inspection by a mechanic or body shop. After the inspection, it is up to you who fixes it and the insurance will pay. They will also make a rental car available to you in most cases.

Tip: always DEMAND that original manufacturer parts are used, not cheap aftermarket parts from China.

  • Do you need a lawyer and when do you call? First, a lawyer is there to assist you in getting a settlement for your injuries and other damages. If you haven’t seen a doctor yet, then you and the attorney don’t know what your damages are. So always see the car accident specialist doctor first then once you have a diagnosis and treatment plan, if you choose, you can call a lawyer. Your doctor will most likely have a list of attorneys to work with. A lawyer will not require payment up front; they get paid by taking a percentage of the recovery they obtain, which is set by law at 33.3%.

By now you should be a little more relaxed knowing that there are solutions to your problems. Now to make the choices even more obvious, here’s the chiropractor you should see if you’ve been in a car accident near Chapman University…

Dr Barry Marks Chiropractor Car Accident Specialist

  • Dr. Marks has been in practice in Orange County since 1986. His post-doctorate specialty training is in Orthopedics, Disability Evaluation and Whiplash and Brain Trauma. He also has extensive training in Functional Neurology and MRI Interpretation. Dr. Marks is a former Associate Clinical Professor at a leading Chiropractic College and is an author and speaker who has presented to fellow doctors and personal injury lawyers.
  • Many thousands of car accident victims have been successfully treated by Dr. Marks and his advice is often sought by other doctors, insurance companies and personal injury lawyers. He is honest and gentle and will tell you exactly what is wrong, what it will take to get better and will go the extra mile in helping you with all the issues of insurance, car repairs, lawyers, etc.

Want to know more about Dr. Marks? Go ahead and check out his reviews online to make sure he is the right chiropractor in Orange for you.

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Call Dr Marks today (714) 938-0575 for an appointment

In 99.9% of cases, there are no up front or out of pocket costs to see Dr. Marks.

Dr Barry Marks Chiropractor

1745 W Orangewood Ave #114
Orange,
CA
92868
(714) 938-0575

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Car Accident Doctor Orange County CA
Dr Barry Marks Car Accident Chiropractor
1745 W Orangewood Ave #114
Orange, CA 92868

 

Car Accident Doctors Differ From Ordinary Doctors in a Few Important Ways:

Car accident doctors take specific training courses in auto accident injuries and car accident treatment.

They often also take post-doctorate training in car accident reconstruction, disability evaluation, personal injury report writing, courtroom testimony, etc.

Car accident doctors know the rules of personal injury cases.

Doctors can’t charge whatever they want, perform treatments that are not scientifically sound or universally accepted by the medical community. They have to be precise and accurate with every thing they say and write.  They must know the language of your lawyer and be able to communicate with them and provide them what they need to prepare a good case. They must also know when a case is not good and let them know that as well.

Car accident doctors have financial policies in place to make getting car accident treatment easier for the car accident victim.

Providing care that is priced within the accepted standards of care for car accident treatment is important. Keeping the numbers of visits within guidelines is also crucial. Performing services and awaiting payment until the case is settled is one of the more important aspects of a car accident doctor. They understand this and do not demand payment up front.

How to spot a doctor that claims to be a car accident specialist, but isn’t:

They have the words “family” or “wellness” or “sports” in their clinic names.

They list a multitude of conditions they treat

Most of the articles on their websites talk about wellness, family, children, or pregnancy

Their curriculum vitae (resume for a doctor)  is filled with training that is wellness based and not injury based or worse they do not have one available to review

They ask for payment as you go

They have no referral network set up with lawyers, and other medical specialists

They do not do a thorough examination and/or x-rays on the first visit

How to spot a true car accident doctor specialist:

Their office is named after themselves or have accident, injury or rehabilitation in their name

The conditions they treat are limited and are all related to bone, joint, muscle or nerve injury

Their website contains primarily articles and information regarding accident injuries

They have a curriculum vitae readily available and it is filled with post-doctorate training in accident related diagnosis and treatment

They set up specific financial arrangements up front to allow you to receive treatment at no up front cost to you. They may bill insurance for you, but anything unpaid after insurance will not be collected until after your case has settled.

They have a list of lawyers, doctors, imaging centers, etc to provide you with expert second opinions and treatment if necessary, who are also personal injury specialists so they will also provide care and not charge you up front

You will be given a very thorough physical examination and x-rays on day one and possibly other tests depending on the outcome of your exam. You will also be asked to complete specific forms that pertain to injuries and impairment

Car Accident Doctor in Orange County?

dr barry marks car accident chiropractorLook no further than Dr Barry Marks Car Accident Chiropractor. Dr Marks invites you to review this website and check him out online. You will find that he does certainly meet the criteria of being a car accident doctor specialist.

If you’ve suffered an injury from an accident, call Dr Marks’ office immediately at (714) 938-0575 for a no cost to you consult in which he will sit down with you face to face and answer all of your questions and let you know what you need to do to make sure that your case is handled properly.

Dr Barry Marks Chiropractor
Car Accident Specialist
1745 W Orangewood Ave #114
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 938-0575

 

 

 

 

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Dr Barry Marks, Chiropractor Car Accident Injury Specialist

dr barry marks car accident chiropractor

Many doctors, both medical and chiropractic, treat car accident whiplash injuries. These doctors are free to treat any condition that is in their scope of practice.  Just like any medical doctor, specialized or not, can perform surgery or give you a face lift, if there is a willing patient.  But do you really want your general medical doctor doing brain surgery on you? I doubt it.

Chiropractors are trained in a board array of musculoskeletal disorders that cause pain. Any general chiropractor can do a half way decent job of treating a whiplash injury for pain relief. But do they understand the big picture and long term ramifications if they merely relieve pain and do not rehabilitate the injured spine? Do they know the specific language and formatting of reports that your lawyer will be able to admit into court as evidence?

Personal injury is a specialized area of practice. There is much to know to not only treat the patient successfully, but to also present the medical facts in a manner and language your attorney and more importantly insurance companies and juries will understand. It can take years of study to gain this knowledge and it is tedious work.

The average medical doctor or chiropractor do not have adequate training in this area.

Well meaning doctors may take on your case and provide care, but all the while they are undermining the case. Improper language in the file, poor documentation of the facts, an incomplete examination, the wrong x-rays, incorrect diagnoses, these and many others are all the minor paperwork details that the average chiropractor or MD just has no training in or desire to be fastidious about. But, trust me, these are all crucial elements to a well documented case that will allow you, the injured party, to recover as completely as possible medically, but also in your legal case.

The proper diagnosis of a car accident whiplash injury takes time and expertise.  A thorough understanding of the mechanism of the crash is needed to understand what body parts may be injured even if they are not immediately painful.  The car accident doctor must know the red flag signs that require immediate transfer to a hospital. A complete understanding of head injuries and how to detect even minor ones is vitally important. A mild brain injury will cause a whiplash injury case to be prolonged and recovery slow and possibly incomplete. Undiagnosed the chiropractor may dismiss your case as a minor strain. This could lead to long term problems.

The bottom line is, if you’ve been in a car accident, you need to be evaluated by a car accident chiropractor who specializes in this complex area.

Please review the following qualifications and see if your current or past doctor or chiropractor can stack up:

dr barry marks chiropractor orange caBarry Marks, DC

  • Chiropractor since 1986
  • Post-Doctorate Specialty training in orthopedics
  • Associate Clinical Professor at a leading Chiropractic College
  • Qualified Medical Examiner, State of California
  • Independent Disability Evaluator, State of California
  • Post-Doctorate Specialty training whiplash traumatology
  • Advanced Graduate Whiplash and Brain Trauma at Spine Research Institute San Diego
  • Successfully treated thousands of car accident trauma victims

As you can see, Dr Barry Marks is a true car accident chiropractor specialist.

Additionally, he has available as needed other medical professionals who also specialize in personal injury for second opinions and co-treatment including:

  • Orthopedists/Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Neurologists/Neurosurgeons
  • Neuro-psychiatrists
  • Imaging centers and more

Dr. Marks also has available for your review a list of personal injury attorneys who he has worked with in the past and has found them to be effective, honorable and hard working.

For a Free Car Accident Consultation with Dr Marks, Call (714) 938-0575 or use the Contact-Map button on the menu.