Did you suffer a personal injury accident?
Depending on the details of the accident and the harm that you suffered, you might have grounds to pursue a personal injury claim against the party that negligently contributed to the harm that you suffered
. Although you might have already sought medical treatment, speaking with a lawyer might result in recommendations of further medical treatment. Specifically, your attorney might have recommended that you see a chiropractor
for further evaluation and treatment.
I was set up with a chiropractor by my lawyer; do I need to go?
Why is my lawyer recommending me to see a chiropractor? If you have found yourself asking any of these questions, it is possible that you have doubts about whether you should go see the chiropractor. You might be hesitant to trust a chiropractor, or you might simply believe that you could not benefit from seeing a chiropractor. Whatever the case, you have the rights to have these doubts and ask these questions.
If you have doubts about the recommendations that your attorney is making, you might also have doubts about whether your current attorney can successfully handle your claim. If you have any questions regarding whether you should really follow the recommendations of your attorneys in terms of going to a chiropractor, it is important that you seek a second opinion.
You could trust the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group
to evaluate your claim and provide you with all the information that you need to gain a better understanding of your current situation. At Downtown L.A. Law Group, our lawyers have many years of experience handling all sorts of personal injury claims; our lawyers are dedicated to aggressively fighting for the rights of injured victims and their families. If you would like to discuss your claim with the experts at our law firm, do not hesitate to contact our firm at your earliest convenience.
The Need for a Chiropractor
If you are involved in any sort of personal injury accident
, you might need urgent medical treatment. However, there are some injuries that should not be handled by just any medical professional. Unfortunately, there are many injuries that are ignored – covered up with pain management. Seeking the expertise of a chiropractor allows for more than pain management s chiropractors seek to address the cause of the pain other than just covering it up. Chiropractors could help with fractured bones, whiplash, spinal damage, as well as muscle/ligament tears. Chiropractors can also address the different symptoms that can result from these specific injuries (such as persistent headaches, dizziness, and nausea, for example).
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Through spinal manipulation, the spinal column is realigned and promotes the body to release anti-inflammatory substances to aid pain and inflammation throughout the entire body. Although chiropractors will focus on the specific site of the injury, it is possible for treatment to benefit the rest of the body. As mentioned above, rather than simply masking the pain with medication, chiropractic treatment aims to manually address issues (through adjustment or manipulation).
In addition to adjustment or manipulation of the injury site, chiropractors also do other things to encourage healing. Chiropractors can provide their patients with exercise programs focusing on stretching/strengthening the injury site. Chiropractors sometimes also massage the injury site to reduce swelling and inflammation. In many cases, chiropractic care betters the chances of a full recovery.
Should I Agree to See a Chiropractor?
I was set up with a chiropractor by my lawyer; should I go? The first thing that you should acknowledge is that you do not have to do exactly as your lawyer says. Your lawyer has a duty to provide you with recommendations to help both your recovery and your case. Although your lawyer makes recommendations, you have the final say on whether you accept or reject his or her suggestions.
I was set up with a chiropractor by my lawyer; does it help my case?
Treatment for your injuries will always help your case. First and foremost, cases are usually closed only after the claimant reaches maximum recovery (with a few exceptions). If your injuries are healed, it will be easier for your attorney to close your case – after all costs/expenses have been accounted for. Secondly, if necessary treatment is pursued, costs associated with the case rise, meaning that your attorney will be able to ask for more compensation. In addition to the few benefits mentioned above, seeking treatment with a chiropractor can benefit your case in many other ways.
Although you might be hesitant to see a chiropractor, you shouldn’t simply assume that your condition cannot get better with the help of a chiropractic professional. However, if you are unsure, you could always benefit from seeking another attorney’s opinion for information regarding whether going to a chiropractor could really give you any benefit.
Why is My Lawyer Recommending a Specific Chiropractor?
Through handling many different cases revolving around different injuries and incidents, legal professionals make connections with different professionals. In many cases, claimants want to use their own doctors and chiropractors. Although this is often easiest for claimants, these professionals often charge upfront – making treatment unaffordable for injured claimants who are going through financial difficulties. Lawyers work with other professionals that can help claimants without ever charging anything upfront. This allows claimants to get the treatment that they need without having to pay any upfront fees for treatment. If a specific chiropractor is successfully treating clients and staying true to his or her word of not charging clients any upfront fees, lawyers are more likely to send their clients there in the future.
Even if you want to find your own chiropractor, your attorney will have to speak with him or her to ensure that you will not be unfairly charged any upfront fees while the status of your case is pending. If you are unhappy with the recommendation that your attorney makes, you can always ask your attorney to send you to a different chiropractor. Remember, your attorney is only supposed to make suggestions; he or she cannot make any decisions for you – you cannot be forced to go to a specific chiropractor.
Seek Legal Assistance
Although you could benefit from seeing a chiropractor, it is possible that your attorney is referring you to a chiropractor even though you cannot benefit from treatment in any way. If you believe that your attorney is trying to send you to a chiropractor just to get more out of your case (if you cannot benefit from chiropractic treatment), you should seek a second opinion from an attorney. A second opinion from an experienced attorney can help you understand whether seeing a chiropractor is really necessary. If you would like to learn more about whether you could truly benefit from seeing a chiropractor for the injuries that you suffered in a personal injury accident, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm at your earliest convenience.
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At Downtown L.A. Law Group
, our lawyers have many years of experience handling all sorts of claims – always representing the best interests of affected parties (including victims and their families). Our lawyers are also dedicated to providing all affected parties with the representation necessary to reach successful claims. Because of this, our firm offers free consultations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, our lawyers will be available to answer all your questions and address all your concerns; whether you are starting or looking to redirect your claim, you can be certain that our lawyers can provide you with all the information that you need to reach a successful outcome.
Our free legal services are available as part of our Zero-Fee guarantee
. Our Zero-Fee guarantee ensures that our clients never have to worry about paying any upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. Our firm is also based on contingency
. A contingency structure ensures that clients will never be required to pay anything until after reaching a successful claim outcome
(if clients do not win, they will not be required to pay anything).
If you are ready to discuss your current situation with the experts at our firm, do not hesitate to contact us
at your earliest convenience.