Did you know that statistics show being involved in an auto accident in San Diego, is not a matter of IF, but rather WHEN. Statistics show in San Diego county, people on average of one accident per every 7 years, while in Los Angeles county it is 1 car accident every 5 years. Unsure what to do if you are involved in a car accident?! Check out this step by step of what to do when you least expect it or simply stop in at our office and grab a free glove-box brochure stating step by step instructions.
Let me be the first to say, that auto accidents, are not just an inconvenience to your mobility of driving, but the potential for your health both short and long term, a loss in wages due to missing work, and everything in between. Obviously the worst part is your health whether it is a concussion, migraines, whiplash, neck pain, low back pain, sciatic pain, or other injuries sustained during your car accident. Now what is the cause of the majority of auto accidents in San Diego, who knows, but I can confidently say that texting and driving is a huge problem. Think this is just another rant, check out these statistics that show 54% of drivers say they have been hit or nearly hit by people texting while driving among other astonishing facts. Please set your phones down because maybe you won’t get hurt if you hit someone, but imagine you hurting someone else and that feeling that comes with it?
Did you know in San Diego County over 65% of people are driving without insurance or under-insured? What that means is if you’re involved in a car accident. So if you’re involved in a car accident in San Diego and the other party has liability only or no insurance guess who is on the hook for all medical expenses car expenses lost wages lost days of work anything else that may have occurred. Yes that is right, it is you. Because liability means that they have $15,000 of coverage that is the absolute maximum that you ever be able to get from that accident from the other party that caused the collision to cover any and all damages, medical expense, etc. Do you know what the average cost of A ambulance ride. Well it is your lucky day, check out this article from the LA Times (yes it is from 2017), stating an ambulance ride is $3,660. Also San Diego approved a 24% increase in their ambulance rides, so check this out from the San Diego Tribune. Do you know what the average cost of an MRI is, try a range from $200-$6,500. The average cost of x-rays, lets try $50-$30,000! The average cost of your deductible on your car is usually from $250-$1,000. This is not a joke I would strongly recommend getting a great auto coverage from a trusted auto insurance agent, who cares more about your health than selling you a policy. If you are unsure what all of the policy things are such as deductible, medical payments, or something else, here is a great resource from the California Insurance Commissioner. What you invest now will save you thousands of dollars and also allow you have less hassle and less headaches later on.
If you are involved in a car accident in San Diego or even Orange County. I would 100% recommend you getting an attorney to make sure you were medical bills are covered there is nothing worse than when we see patients who was involved in a car accident that cannot go to work, cannot make a paycheck, can no longer drive, and yet the bills don’t stop nether does their life in general.
If you are not injured in an accident or you do not feel anything at first day, remember you have adrenaline rushing throughout your body (minor collision or not). I would still highly recommend you get checked out. Making sure because the first 72 hours are crucial in that event of an auto accident. Because the first 72 hours is typically when the injuries sustained will show themselves, however I’ve seen this time and time again where individuals may go a week, a month , three months or even six months before that pain sets in and it is a whole other level of pain and discomfort that started 20 years ago because the degenerative change all started with that impact.
As one of the best chiropractors in San Diego for car accidents please get checked by your local chiropractor. We specialize in those involved in a car accident. They have suffered from concussions, headaches, whiplash, neck pain, back pain, sciatica, and other injuries they can be sustained during a collision. Auto accident injuries are no joke. They can create a lifelong issues if not properly treated in it in the initial phase. So again Please go get checked by your San Diego auto accident chiropractor. There’s no need for you to suffer now, then, or in the future.
In our office we do perform the Gonstead technique of chiropractic, we also provide in-office digital x-rays, and gentle effective chiropractic adjustments. We also make sure to do a very thorough history and detailed examination so we know exactly what injuries you sustained.
We work with some of the best attorneys in San Diego, the best medical groups if we ever need an MRI, a neurologist , or some other referral based on our clinical findings of your injuries, we are blessed by having such a wide array of contacts to ensure you are taken care of by the best of San Diego. We have so many people at our disposal to make sure that your livelihood your health your family’s health will continue to not just survive, but thrive even if you’re involved in an auto accident Sustained injuries.
Gonstead Family Chiropractic
7822 Convoy Court
San Diego, CA 92111