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. 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.
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.