Car accidents can happen at any time, but you can always try to make the best of the situation. Recovery time can take a while. This is especially true when you factor in the work to get a new vehicle, feel better, and for life to feel normal again.
If you are in a wreck, here are a few things to keep in mind as you navigate the recovery process. These practices, tips, and advice are meant to help you get back to feeling better as soon as possible.
Heal Your Body
Even the smallest of accidents can cause tension to coil up in your body. If you’re in a fender-bender or a total vehicle loss, your body is probably under duress. One thing you can do immediately is to make an appointment with your chiropractor.
Your practitioner will be able to talk to you about your accident. They will help you take full stock of how your body is feeling. You’ll be able to work together to repair any tightness or pain issues that you’re having after the accident.
My Hope Health wants to help you after your car accident. Our West Palm Beach practice is conveniently located and accepts patients all year round to help with post-accident recovery and wellness. Book your appointment today or call to get more information.
Call Your Insurance
Make sure one of the first calls you make after your accident is to your insurance company. Even if your car is a total loss you still need to notify the company of the damage. Many times it might be possible for your insurance company to replace your car or send you an agreed-upon amount for a total loss. Don’t overlook calling your insurance company first.
Navigating Repairs to Your Car
Many insurance companies will have a list of auto body shops that they deal with directly. When you call your insurance after a wreck, ask for the list of shops and decide on one that’s closest to your location. Don’t forget to ask about towing coverage. Many insurance companies will cover at least part of the towing fee after a car accident. Once your car is at the shop, the shop will notify you of their findings—fixable or total loss—and they’ll also communicate with your insurance company. This will save you time and make the entire process easier for you.
Finding a New Car
If your car is a total loss, you’ll have to find a new car. There are dozens of companies that make searching and purchasing a new car as easy as possible. There are online companies like Carvana for those who might not want to leave the house for a full day, or days, of driving through car lots. If you’re the type that likes the thrill of the deal, you can always try a used car lot or spend time perusing local car dealerships to get just the right car or truck for you.
If you’ve been in a car accident, remember these tips to make the recovery process as easy as possible. And don’t forget to contact My Hope Health to schedule a chiropractic adjustment to ease any pain from the accident.