Many people wonder how much they should be paid from an insurance company after being involved in an auto accident. The answer is it depends. There are many factors that will determine a settlement.
How much vehicle damage, how severe are your injuries, how interrupted is your life due to the injuries, and so much more all factor in regarding a settlement. There are a few things that we can tell you for sure.
First, you don’t want to be the person that gets the million dollar settlement. These people need surgeries and have experienced life altering injuries. Second, if someone offers you money to start treatment you need to find another clinic quickly. If they have to pay you to come in, they don’t have the skills or your best interest in mind. There are many that get enticed with some money up front. Who couldn’t use an extra $500 to $1000? Especially when they may not be able to work initially due to their injuries. Unfortunately, it has been our experience that these clinics will use up your money (PIP) and often release you without you being fully recovered. They also recommend aggressive treatments and surgeries that aren’t always needed. At Axcess Accident Center our mission is to help you in Living Your Extraordinary Life. Our focus is on your recovery. We have a team of professionals looking out for you to make this process as easy and “painless” as possible. Don’t be fooled by quick cash. Get fully recovered from your auto accident today!
Warning: If someone offers you money upfront after an auto accident this is likely a problem. It is illegal to take money or offer anything to a patient who has made a claim against insurance. Both you and the person offering could end up with felony charges. Be aware of this and other scams to get you into a clinic after an auto accident. This became a Utah Law in May of 2022.
Will My Pain Go Away After An Auto Accident?
Many people will suffer for long periods with pain hoping some day it will go away. This comes from our past. Often we have had minor injuries that last a short time and then will be mild and just annoying here or there, or the pain may go away for long periods. Since this has been our experience before it makes sense to a person to wait to get treatment after an accident.
Unfortunately, while we wait we often create bad habits called compensatory behavior. Without even consciously knowing it we change the way we walk, sit, use our arms/shoulders etc. to avoid pain. Compensatory behavior can then create new problems down the road. Like a car, avoiding fixing the problem leads to bigger failures down the road. Unlike cars, there are no such thing as factory replacement parts for a body. So our question is why wait? Why wait till you can’t live the life you love due to pain or health problems? This is especially true with auto accident injuries.
Did you know that in a 7.3 mph car accident your body experiences up to 14 G’s of force? These injuries caused by the accident aren’t the same as the mild injuries that have gone away in the past. They are much more aggressive and the research as shown that 2 years down the road is when permanent changes to your joints and chronic pain start to set in. If you could do anything to decrease those permanent changes and give yourself the very best outcome, wouldn’t you do it? DON’T WAIT! After your accident come in for an evaluation of your injuries. Find out how to recover and maintain this amazing body you have so you can live your extraordinary life!
Axcess Accident Center has locations in American Fork, Provo, Spanish Fork, and West Valley. Each location in Utah provides Chiropractic Care and more:
Learn more about Axcess Accident Center at www.axcessac.com or call us at 801-701-8222
We have been voted the Best Chiropractic Clinic in Utah Valley from the Daily Herald & Utah Valley 360 for multiple years in a row. Along with that in 2022 we were voted Best of State in Utah for Sports Rehabilitation. We look forward to helping each patient “Live Your Extraordinary Life”