5 Things To Do After An Auto Accident

Last Updated on October 29, 2021

1.  Record All The Details Of The Accident:

5 things to do after an auto accident

Make sure to gather all the names, phone numbers and license numbers of the people involved.
You should always get insurance information from the other driver.
DON’T allow witnesses to leave without getting their contact information.  Witnesses are important if there is a disagreement over the cause of the accident. This is very common!

2.  Contact Your Insurance Agent

It is important that your insurance agent knows what happened so that they can provide you advice. 
Some insurance policies require that you notify them within a certain amount of time to open a claim.

3.   Open A Medical Claim

All Oregon drivers carry a minimum of $15,000 of personal injury protection (PIP).
Many auto injury pains begin days or even weeks after the accident.  An open claim will insure that you can get treatment if and when symptoms begin.
You can see any health practitioner you want with this PIP coverage, including acupuncturists.

4.     Keep Good Records

Keep careful notes of your conversations with the police, the insurance company, lawyers, etc.
If there are any complications later these records will help support your case.
Save all the receipts that result from your accident. These include towing costs, storage charges, etc. as these bills are often reimbursed when you settle your claim.

5.     Get Good Treatment

Injuries like whiplash and accident related low back pain can be stubborn and heal slowly.  Experienced practitioners can reduce the time needed to recover and insure that you recover fully. 
All Inner Gate Acupuncture clinicians have extensive experience working with auto accident related injuries. 

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