Quick Tips if You’ve Been Involved in a Car Accident

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This blog post was written in collaboration with the Attorney Denise Fullerton of Fullerton Law, P.A

Minnesota law gives you access to insurance for medical treatment, lost wages, and help at home, all under your car insurance policy, for injuries caused by a car accident. This is available no matter who is at fault for the accident. Unless your injuries are obvious following a car accident, you may not know until well after you’ve left the scene that you’ve been injured. Those types of injuries are often masked by adrenaline and won’t settle in until later. As a result, it’s not always safe to treat an accident as one without injuries.

Always exchange information with the other driver at the scene. For your protection, take pictures of their plate, ID, and insurance card, as well as the scene and vehicles. Get contact information from any witnesses. Call the Police and request their assistance at the scene, and request an ambulance if you have apparent injury. Don’t take chances with your health by brushing it off. Seek care promptly for any new or ongoing symptoms, from whatever medical professional you are most comfortable seeing for your concerns. All medical care, including an ambulance, ER, primary doctor, chiropractor, and more, should be billed to your car insurance company.

Report the accident to both insurance companies. However, before you provide recorded interviews, complete forms, or sign anything, consult a Minnesota personal injury attorney for guidance on your rights, your obligations, and what benefits are available to you. Attorney Denise Fullerton of Fullerton Law, P.A. provides a free consultation, with no pressure and no obligation. Reach her at 651-203-5999 or email her. You don’t know what you don’t know. 

How Chiropractic Care Help After a Car Accident?

Being involved in a car accident is not something anyone wants to go through. Even if it’s a minor accident, you still may have insurance to deal with or worse yet, you may be in pain. Whiplash can happen at even the slowest of speeds (even 5 mph) and can manifest into a variety of aches and pains.


Some common symptoms of whiplash are headaches, neck pain and fatigue.

Our healing techniques can help get you back on track, but how? Here are some ways it can help:

  • Chiropractic adjustments can help to relieve pain in the neck, back, and other areas of the body that are affected by a car accident injury.
  • Chiropractic adjustments can help to improve range of motion in the neck, back, and other areas of the body that are affected by a car accident injury.
  • Chiropractic care can promote healing. Chiropractic adjustments can help to promote healing of the spine and musculoskeletal system. This helps to reduce inflammation and to speed up the recovery process.
  • Chiropractic care is a non-invasive and drug-free treatment option for car accident injuries. This means that there is no risk of surgery or the side effects of medication.

If you’ve been involved in a car accident, it’s important to be seen by a member of your health care team. We’d be happy to help you set up an appointment to get you back on track. We also offer massage at Dakota Chiropractic, which can be an excellent addition to helping reduce your pain and inflammation after a car accident in the Twin Cities.

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Hello! We’re Dakota Chiropractic, located in Apple Valley, MN. We’re a family chiropractic clinic here to help you and your family feel your best! 
We treat symptoms including back pain, neck pain, sciatica, injury from car accidents, and more. 

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