Auto Injury In Monroe
Our Staff And Doctors Are Experts In Auto And Work Injuries In Snohomish County. Let Us Help You Get The Care And Information You Deserve By Law.
While it is unfortunate that many residents of Snohomish County have been involved in one or more Auto Accidents in their lifetime. The immediate trauma may pass in a few weeks but the pain and suffering associated with auto injuries can extend for months or years.
After an auto accident our priorities can often be misplaced. Concerns about fixing or replacing a vehicle seem more important over caring for the physical self. It’s crucial to remember that injuries incurred during an auto accident are not always immediately apparent due to high adrenaline levels that occur after an accident, which mask many symptoms and gradually get worse over time if they go untreated.
Most people fail to realize that low speed impacts that take place at speeds under 10 MPH can also cause fairly serious and long lasting bodily injuries. Abnormal movements of the neck during a rear end collision at low speed can cause significant damage to the joints of the spine and lead to fairly serious and long lasting bodily injuries.
A study by Foret-Bruno et al. (1) of over 8,000 automobile accidents revealed that 36% of people involved were injured when the change in the vehicle velocity was less than 9.3 MPH. A study by Chapline et al. (2) revealed that 38% of women and 19% of men were injured after a car accident, even though their car was not damaged.
Some of the common symptoms after an auto accident are:
- Pain in the neck & back
- Back, leg, or arm pain
- Soreness in the chest & shoulders
- Pins & Needles in the arms or legs
- Visual or auditory disturbances
At Accident & Injury Treatment Center our doctors are experts with treating Auto & Work Injuries. We begin each treatment with a thorough exam and consultation. During an examination we use on-site x-ray technology and motion film studies in conjunction with comprehensive orthopedic and neurological testing. Once a condition has been diagnosed, our multidisciplinary team uses gentle and safe rehabilitation techniques, impact dental scanning and neurology along with chiropractic, acupuncture and massage therapy as necessary.
If you have experienced an auto accident and would like to learn more about your injuries, call our office for a FREE exam and consultation today. We will help take the confusion and stress out of getting the care you need and the documentation you need. Our office will explain your Washington Auto and Work Injury rights so you can focus on your health.
1) Foret-Bruno JY, Dauvilliers F, Tingvall C: Impairment pattern in passenger car crashes, a follow-up of injuries resulting in long-term consequences. Presented at the 14th International Technical Conference on Enhanced Safety of Vehicles, Munchen, 1994.
2) Chapline JF, Ferguson SA, Lillis RP, Lund AK, Williams AF. Neck pain and head restraint position relative to the driver’s head in rear-end collisions. Accident Analysis and Prevention 32:287-297, 2000.