Will My Auto Insurance Cover Therapy for Whiplash?

Published on: April 8, 2018

If you get in a car accident, your body can be put through quite a bit of trauma. Even if you do not sustain any broken bones or lacerations, you can have soft tissue damage from the impact. One of the most common injuries from a vehicle crash is whiplash, which occurs when the head is thrown forward, then back in quick and forceful succession. If you have whiplash, you may not have symptoms right away, but have issues that appear days, even weeks, later. If you suddenly have symptoms of whiplash, you may be wondering if you can get treatment through the insurance company covering your accident.

In most cases, the at-fault person in the accident will be responsible for paying for damage to the vehicles and medical care for those injured. Whether that person was you or another driver involved in the accident, injuries that are a direct result of that accident should be covered under their auto insurance. However, if your whiplash symptoms do not reveal themselves right away, you may need to prove that your injury was from the car accident, not a pre-existing or post-accident condition.

Proving Your Whiplash Was Caused by a Car Accident

To get your therapy covered for your whiplash from the insurance company, you may need a medical expert to verify your injury was caused from the accident. A spinal specialist can help gather the evidence needed, from a medical exam and x-rays to other verification that can prove your injury was caused at the time of the car accident.

Once the evidence is provided, you should be able to continue therapy with your spinal specialist and have your therapy covered. This can injury physical therapy, massage and spine adjustments to relieve your symptoms.

Posted on behalf of:
Georgia Spinal Health & Wellness
2021 North Druid Hills Road
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Atlanta, Georgia 30329
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