Common Causes of Auto Accidents

At AAA Auto Injury Clinic we want to be your "first" choice when it comes to seeking treatment for injuries sustained in an automobile accident. After all, it is your health. Did you know that after an accident, injured parties can go to any doctor they choose. The Washington auto laws allow for the freedom of policy holders to choose their doctor. We realize that lawyers have done a good job at creating a culture through advertising that makes people think that you need to go to a doctor that "they" send you to. Furthermore, that if you are injured through no fault of your own, that a lawyer is the first person you should call. The advertisements promise maximizing your claim and compensation. Yes, you may have a claim and compensation is important, but no lawyer usually files a claim until doctors are done evaluating, diagnosing and treating your condition up until the point of maximum medical improvement. There are great law firms out there and we work with many that we can suggest to you. We remind you to keep it simple. If you are injured, call a Doctor of Chiropractic! That first choice is what's most important. For your health and your potential claim. Call AAA Auto Injury Clinic at 360-653-8307 to achieve both.

If you have been involved in a car accident, you may not know that in the state of Washington, the at-fault parties auto insurance or even your own personal health insurance is not the primary insurance responsible for any treatment and subsequent medical bills. In Washington, the PIP section of your own auto policy is the first insurance in line to bill for any medical services rendered to injured parties involved in motor vehicle accidents. This is mandatory due to state law. If you do not have PIP (medical insurance) your regular health insurance is a secondary avenue of coverage. If you do not have health insurance or were a passenger in a vehicle without coverage you may still be covered for the treatment of your injuries.

There are many rules to follow in filing and understanding exactly what your own auto insurance is responsible for. At AAA Auto Injury Clinic, we can help you understand this process, help file your claim and we work with attorneys that we can refer you to, as it is often necessary if you were not at fault for the car accident that you were involved in.

If you have been involved in a car accident, whiplash injuries need to be taken very seriously. Because symptoms of a whiplash injury can take weeks or months to manifest, it is easy to be fooled into thinking that you are not as injured as you really are.

Too often people don't seek treatment following a car accident because they don't feel hurt. By far, the most common injury to the neck is a whiplash injury. Whiplash is caused by a sudden movement of the head, neck and body in a backward, forward, or sideways motion that results in damage to the supporting muscles, ligaments and other connective tissues in the neck and upper back.

Unfortunately, by the time more serious complications develop, some of the damage from the injury may have become permanent. Numerous studies have shown that years after whiplash victims settle their insurance claims; roughly half of them state that they still suffer with symptoms from their injuries. If you have been in a motor vehicle or any other kind of accident, don't assume that you escaped injury if you are not currently in pain. Contact us today! 360.653.8307

What You Should Know

Serious bodily injury can be sustained not only from the initial contact with the other vehicle, but from the secondary impact within your own vehicle. And despite the fact that vehicles are designed with new and improved safety features, auto accidents remain a leading cause of permanent injury.

Our office is well aware that injuries associated with auto accidents can severely impact the lives of the injured and also the lives of their family members. For this reason, we at AAA Auto Injury Clinic are committed to offering the kind of education, evaluation and treatment that puts patients and their entire family on the road to recovery.

What to Do if You Are Involved in an Auto Accident

The first moments following an auto accident can be extremely hectic and confusing. If you are involved in a collision, we and many attorneys advise you to take the following steps immediately to ensure that your legal rights are protected:

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3116A 188th Street NE
Arlington, Washington 98223
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Friday by appointment only.