Although there may be resistance to including chiropractic care in your personal injury damages, you are within your rights to do so
Many people swear by chiropractic care as the best way of managing pain, promoting healing, and improving flexibility. However, there are others who view chiropractic care as dubious at best. Many health plans do not even cover chiropractic care, which only helps to reinforce the opinion that it is not a “real” medical expense.
So you may wonder…
…Can I get personal injury compensation for chiropractic care?
The answer is yes. In any personal injury case, your damages can and should include the cost of any and all treatments you received due to your injury. This includes chiropractic care.
Many experts actually consider chiropractic care the most fruitful treatment for soft tissue injuries like whiplash. Whereas traditional medicine has little to offer whiplash victims besides pain medication and rest, chiropractic care can actually speed healing by encouraging blood flow to the affected areas, reducing muscle spasms, and helping to restore freedom of movement. Chiropractic treatment is also an effective pain reliever for whiplash.
What if the defense doesn’t want to cover my chiropractic care?
Following any kind of personal injury accident, the defense will be on the lookout for ways to either avoid liability or at least reduce the amount of compensation they have to pay to the victim. Arguing that medical treatments were unnecessary or inappropriate is one way to reduce the damages in the case. So, you may very well find that the defense is challenging the amounts you have included in your damages for your chiropractic care.
Fortunately, you can fight back with the help of a skilled personal injury attorney. Your attorney can secure testimony from a medical expert who can speak to the reality of your injuries and pain and the effectiveness of chiropractic care for treatment.
Have You Suffered a Whiplash Injury, Back Injury, or Neck Injury?
Whiplash injuries, as well as other types of back and neck injuries, are often treated with chiropractic care. If you have suffered any of these injuries due to someone else’s negligence, The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker can help you get full and fair compensation for all your damages—including the cost of chiropractic care if applicable.
For more information, contact us at 800-333-0000 for a free initial consultation.