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Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and Auto Accidents

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Car crashes are all too common in the DFW area.  Driver inattention, impatience, and sometimes just a mistake can change a person’s whole world, sometimes permanently.  Even in low speed collisions, soft tissue injuries are common.  If they are left untreated, they will lead to scar tissue formation.  Depending on the injury location, the scar tissue can cause nerves to get trapped, discs to weaken and even brain damage (scarring in the brain).

Dr. Zuber has treated car accident injuries for over 20 years.  He is certified in Whiplash Injury Biomechanics and Traumatology through Dr. Art Croft, from the Spine Research Institute.  Dr. Zuber uses multiple soft tissue techniques that help minimize scar tissue.  This combined with chiropractic manipulation is very effective at treating these types of injuries.

PIP & AUTO INSURANCE

Navigating auto crashes with insurance carriers can be tricky as well.  If another person is found at fault, that car’s insurance typically will not pay for your treatment.  This can make finding treatment difficult.  Dr. Zuber is typically able to take these cases when others won’t.  Oftentimes, a car policy will have a Personal Injury Protection (PIP) provision.  Texas requires that every driver is offered at least $2,500 of PIP insurance, but drivers can typically obtain coverage for $5,000 or $10,000 to get additional financial protection. Personal injury protection coverage in Texas provides coverage for you and your vehicle’s passengers if there are injuries due to a car accident, no matter which party was at-fault for the collision. PIP covers treatment as you go, much like health insurance.  It also covers things like lost wages, domestic assistance (if warranted), etc.

If you are involved in a motor vehicle collision, seek medical attention quickly.  With timely care, Frisco car accident chiropractor Dr. Mark Zuber will help you to recover from your auto injury.

Yours in health,

M. Zuber, D.C., Frisco’s Sports Chiropractor

Meet Dr. Zuber

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Seat Belts Save Lives

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One of the safest choices drivers and passengers can make is to buckle up. Many Americans understand the lifesaving value of the seat belt – the national use rate was at 89.6% in 2018 according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Seat belt use in passenger vehicles saved an estimated 14,955 lives in 2017. Understand the potentially fatal consequences of not wearing a seat belt and learn what you can do to make sure you and your family are properly buckled up every time.

Preventing Auto Injuries

1. Buckling up helps keep you safe and secure inside your vehicle, whereas not buckling up can result in being totally ejected from the vehicle in a crash, which is almost always deadly.

2. Air bags are not enough to protect you; in fact, the force of an air bag can seriously injure or even kill you if you’re not buckled up.

3. Improperly wearing a seat belt, such as putting the strap below your arm, puts you and your children at risk in a crash.

The Benefits of Buckling:

  • If you buckle up in the front seat of a passenger car, you can reduce your risk of moderate to critical injury (including spine and neck injury) by 50%
  • If you buckle up in a light truck, you can reduce your risk of moderate to critical injury (including spine and neck injury) by 65% (NHTSA, 1984)

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What Should I Do if I Am Involved in a Crash?

Seek immediate medical attention, even if you think you are not injured, regardless of whether you’re the driver or passenger. With timely care, Dr. Zuber will help you to recover from your auto injury.

Yours in health,

M. Zuber, D.C., Frisco’s Sports and Auto Injury Chiropractor

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Auto Accident Injury

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AUTO ACCIDENTS CAN LEAD TO PERMANENT CONDITIONS

Motor vehicle collisions can have a significant affect on your body–  more so than you realize! Obviously, a car’s body can withstand the impact of a crash much better then a human body.  When a car is struck, the human driver and passengers take more of the energy transfer; it could be an impact very similar to an NFL linebacker tackling a 5 year old! But what looks like a “minor” accident because there is minimal car damage, can actually result in severe human injury. This is why 50% of whiplash injuries happen without any visible damage to the vehicle.

TIME IS TISSUE

Many car accident victims do not even realize just how badly they are injured, and sadly, these injuries can get much worse in the first few days to weeks following an accident.  The common medical phrase “time is tissue” means that the longer the tissues go without treatment, the more tissue damage can develop.  Even worse, scar tissue begins to form in the first 3-5 days.  If scar tissue isn’t “taught” how to be of good quality, then it develops very tightly and causes problems to the joints, nerves and blood vessels around it. So ignoring the slight soreness after a collision can lead to bigger problems.

Things to remember if you are in a car accident:

  1. Get evaluated for injuries ASAP.  Even mild damage to a car can lead to major damage to you.
  2. Use ice on the injured areas for the initial phase. Do NOT use heat.  It will lead to more bleeding and scar tissue.
  3. Try to keep as normal a routine as possible.

Types of injuries common to car accidents:

  1. Whiplash/ neck injuries including herniated discs, nerve damage, permanent loss of motion
  2. Upper back pain
  3. Low back pain
  4. Sacroiliac injuries affecting the hip joint
  5. Brain injuries
  6. TMJ (jaw) issues

head neck whiplash auto injuryWhiplash is a neck injury that is due to a forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck, like the cracking of a whip. Over 3 million whiplash injuries occur each year resulting from motor vehicle crashes. Of these whiplash injuries, 500,000 people will develop chronic pain, and up to 300,000 will have some degree of disability. When left untreated, whiplash can lead to chronic neck pain, back pain, headaches, sciatica or long term pain which can lead to arthritis.

 

With timely care, Frisco chiropractor Dr. Mark Zuber will help you to recover from your auto injury.

Yours in health,

M. Zuber, D.C., Frisco’s Sports Chiropractor

Meet Dr. Zuber

Dr. Mark Zuber
8765 Stockard Drive, Suite 303, Frisco TX 75034

 

(972) 733-0915