What should I do after an accident?
- Call the police and file an Accident Report.
- Exchange Insurance information.
- Call Oklahoma Injury Center to get your injuries evaluated, documented, and treated immediately.
- Ask us any questions about insurance or attorney representation.
I have been to the hospital ER for my injuries. Do I need to follow up with a doctor?
You need a doctor who specializes in providing the necessary care and diagnosis of auto accident injuries. Most hospitals will rule out life threatening conditions and release patients with medications. They normally do not provide healthcare for the underlying injuries that can often lead to future pain. Because soft tissues (muscle and ligaments) are injured in most accidents it is imperative to seek continued care so the injuries can properly heal and not cause chronic pain conditions in the future. After your hospital visit you need to make an immediate appointment with a specialist like the Oklahoma Injury Care roster who direct patient care between the center's multiple treatment options.
What types of injuries do you treat?
We treat practically any soft tissue injury caused by a car accident or injury. This includes
- Whiplash Neck, Back, Hip, Shoulder, and Leg pain
- Pinched nerves
- Sprains and strains
- Headaches and stress
- Muscle Spasms/Stiffness in joints
- Muscle swelling and/or inflammation
- Reoccurring and chronic pain
- Burning, numbness, or tingling in the arms or legs
- Auto & Motorcycle Accidents/ Personal Injury
- Workers Compensation Claims
- Progressive Rehabilitation
Does the minor damage to my car affect my potential to receive treatment if I am hurt?
It has been researched and documented that the damage done to a vehicle in a collision does not necessarily relate to the damage to a human occupant. Even now, cars are manufactured so well that some auto accidents may leave nothing more than a scratch. When you swerve, stop or start suddenly, or move in an uncommon direction, you could suffer whiplash injuries. Whiplash is very common in auto accidents. It is ABSOLUTELY important to seek care in these situations. Despite the lack of visible evidence that your car was involved in an accident, your body may still show the signs and symptoms. You can still suffer injuries even in minor car accidents without damage.
Should I seek the help of an attorney or legal expert?
You are welcome to speak with your attorney at any time following your accident. If you do not have an attorney and are concerned that you will not be receiving fair reimbursement for any injuries that you have sustained, we can help you with your search for a reputable auto injury attorney.
Who pays for my accident injury treatment?
There is absolutely no out of pocket costs to you throughout your treatment. Your accident injury treatment is typically covered either by your auto insurance company or the other driver’s insurance company, depending on who was at fault during the accident. In order to be fully reimbursed for your claim, it is essential that you visit Oklahoma Injury Care for a full diagnostic assessment prior to settling with your insurance company.
What if I need a referral to a specialist?
We will immediately refer you for a MRI or any imaging necessary to further evaluate the extent of your injuries. We also work closely with other local qualified medical professionals such as orthopedics & neurologists to provide any additional necessary care.