Orange County CA Car Accident Solution Your Auto Accident Concierge Service
If you’ve been in an auto accident recently, please read this information very carefully before you do anything else…
An auto accident, even a “minor” one, can have serious and long-lasting repercussions if not handled correctly.
Common Legal Mistakes:
Not obtaining information from the other party
Falling prey to “don’t report it to my insurance, I’ll pay you cash…”
Believing the other person’s insurance wants to help you
Thinking you don’t need a car accident lawyer
Common Medical Mistakes:
Assuming you are not injured because your pain is mild
Assuming you aren’t hurt because your car wasn’t
Believing the ER doctor when he or she says “it’s just a strain, you’ll be better in a couple of days…”
Treating with non auto accident specialists like your general chiropractor, family medical doctor, HMO doctor, etc. Accident injuries are not the same as gardening strains.
Free Car Accident Severity and Needs Analysis If you’ve been in a car accident and you are not sure about your car accident claim or if you are concerned you are not getting proper whiplash treatment, then follow this link for a Free Car Accident Severity and Needs Analysis.
This is a Free service we provide to accident victims of Orange County and surrounding areas. After you have completed the form you will receive a personalized report detailing possible solutions to your auto accident problem. This is a Free, No-obligation service and you will not be contacted unless you request it. Your car accident does not need to be a hassle. Let us review your case and see what can be done to eliminate your pain and aggravation and prevent future legal and medical problems.
What We Can Offer You:
Legal Advice with No Up-Front Costs:
Legal help with qualified auto accident lawyers in your area of Orange County
Help getting you car fixed with reputable auto body shops
Assistance getting a rental car
Stopping the annoying calls from insurance companies
Medical Treatment with No Out-Of-Pockets Costs to You:
Finding a competent and caring auto accident specialist for your whiplash treatment
Finding medical specialists for your particular needs: orthopedists, neurologists, chiropractors, physical therapists, etc.
Obtaining MRI and other diagnostic testing for your car accident injuries
Arranging second opinions
Obtaining medical reports that prove your injury and sway juries
Types of Cases We Specialize In:
Car accidents ( rear impact, front impact, side impact, roll over, fatality, low impact, slow speed)
Truck accidents (car vs truck, truck vs truck)
Bus and Taxi accidents (private and municipal lines)
9, 12 & 15 Passenger van accidents (private and commercial tours)
Pedestrian accidents (car vs pedestrian, motorcycle vs pedestrian, taxi vs pedestrian)
We are selective about which cases we take, but if we do accept your case, we will do everything necessary to get you the professional legal and/or medical help you need. We will take care of everything. That’s why we call it “concierge” service. We take care of all the details for you professionally and efficiently so you don’t have to worry or waste your valuable time.
Our car accident attorneys and auto accident medical specialists are accessible by telephone and/or email when you need them. For many services we will even come to you. No other Orange County Car Accident specialists “out satisfy” our clients with personal attention, accessibility and results.
For your Free Auto Accident Needs Analysis and Personalized Action Report go here.
SELECTED POST-GRADUATE EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND DIPLOMATES
Assessing Medical Fitness to Return to Work, Essential fitness to work definitions such as impairment or restrictions, disability, functional capacity examinations, systematic approach to fitness to work assessments using the American Medical Association publication Guides to the Evaluation of Work Ability and Return to Work and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) guidelines, Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education, 2013
Personal Injury, History taking, physical examination, diagnosing and proper documentation of auto accident injuries. International Chiropractic Association of California, Irvine, California, 2012
Personal Injury Update, Latest medical research and legislative changes affecting the care of personal injury patients. International Chiropractic Association of California, Irvine, California, 2011
Corrective Exercises for Common Injuries, Active and passive exercises for spine and extremity injuries after trauma. Innercalm Associates, Burbank, California, 2010
11th Annual SRISD Scientific Conference, A review of important new literature and research in whiplash and brain injury from automobile collisions from the past year. Spine Research Institute of San Diego, Coronado, California, 2009
Clinical Mastery of the Cold Laser, Understanding the fundamentals and characteristics of laser physics and the biological basis of low level laser light therapy. This course demonstrated the implementation of laser as a pain management tool and to achieve treatment goals of stabilization of the injured area, improvement of range of motion,
increase muscle strength/endurance/flexibility, and reduction of inflammation Erchonia, Inc Clinical Seminars, Newport Beach, California, 2007
Pediatric Radiology & Infant Physical Examination of the Spine & Extremities, Normal pediatric spine and extremity radiography, common pathologies of the pediatric spine and extremities. Palmer Institute for Professional Advancement, Anaheim, California, 2005
Advanced Certification of Competency Whiplash and Brain Injury Traumatology, Science-based training program designed to provide treating physicians with the critical tools they need to successfully manage victims of motor vehicle trauma in order to achieve optimal clinical outcomes. Spine Research Institute of San Diego, Coronado, California, 2004
Whiplash and Brain Injury Traumatology Program, Module 4, Foundations for successful outcome in medicolegal cases. Preparing for depositions, arbitration, and court. Use of demonstrative evidence. Learn to avoid pitfalls, take advantage of your opponent’s weaknesses, and gain total confidence in all medicolegal proceedings. Spine Research Institute of San Diego, Newport Beach, California, 2004
Whiplash and Brain Injury Traumatology Program, Module 3, Critical documentation from day 1; What every personal injury and forensic expert needs to know, the fundamental of expository, scientific writing you were never taught; common dos and don’ts, the essential craft of narrative report preparation from A-Z; style, strategy, methods, organization, and common pitfalls, incorporating outcomes assessment and disability instruments into your reports (SCL-90-R, Oswestry, Roland-Morris, Rivermead PCS, and more), the application of AMA guidelines in personal injury and forensic practice, modern guidelines and best practices (Presley Reed, Mercy, QTF, ACOEM, Croft); how they are commonly abused and how and when to use them correctly Spine Research Institute of San Diego, Newport Beach, California, 2004
Whiplash and Brain Injury Traumatology Program, Module 2, In-depth training on all aspects of management of trauma, from beginning to end; a comprehensive primer on crash reconstruction. Auto crash reconstruction in low speed crashes: critical knowledge for today’s forensic practitioners, historical documentation in personal injury and forensic medicine applications, comprehensive physical examination of whiplash and traumatic brain injury, special laboratory methods, such as the S-100 protein, the latest techniques, special diagnostic imaging modalities (SPECT, PET, MRI, MRA, VF, etc.); how and when to use, electro diagnostics (EMG, SEMG, SSEP, VEP, ETC…); how to use, rendering a diagnosis/impression in the personal injury or forensic setting; pearls and pitfalls, soft tissue healing times and implications for successful case management. The state of the injury and implications for case management: designing a treatment plan and living with guidelines, important applications of activities of daily living; optimizing outcomes, chiropractic manipulation, deep tissue massage, and PT Modalities for best outcomes. Spine Research Institute of San Diego, Newport Beach, California, 2004
Whiplash and Brain Injury Traumatology Program, Module 1, Requisite and comprehensive biomechanics knowledge for forensic experts Whiplash and brain injuries: the real reasons they are on the rise, the minimal property damage = minimal injury risk myth exposed, In-depth analysis of brain, neck, and cervical spine trauma mechanisms, soft tissue injuries: a comprehensive and cutting edge analysis, all clinical syndromes and conditions resulting from Whiplash (WAD/CAD), forensic experts need to know about the various pain syndromes risk assessment: the fundamental key to modern forensic practice.. Spine Research Institute of San Diego, Newport Beach, California, 2004
Practice Guidelines Workshop Understanding and applying the American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine Occupational Medicine guidelines to injured workers. Palmer Institute for Professional Advancement, Irvine, California, 2004
9th Annual SRISD Scientific Conference, A review of important new literature and research in whiplash and brain injury from automobile collisions from the past year. Spine Research Institute of San Diego, Coronado, California, 2004
Physical Diagnosis Online Clinical Lectures, Patient interviewing, acquiring a medical data base, and performing a comprehensive physical examination. University Health Sciences Antigua, School of Medicine, St. John’s, Antigua, 2003
Physical Diagnosis 72 Hours Clinical Internship, Performed triage, history taking, physical examination, rendered diagnoses and created treatment plans for urgent care patients as part of Physical Diagnosis online course, Southland Family Urgent Care, Mission Viejo, CA July – August 2003. University Health Sciences Antigua, School of Medicine, St. John’s, Antigua, 2003
Pathology Online Clinical Lectures, Correlation of the clinical and anatomical manifestations of systemic pathologies. University Health Sciences Antigua, School of Medicine, St. John’s Antigua, California, 2003
Pharmacology Online Clinical Lectures, Pharmacological principles and the therapeutic and toxic actions of important drugs and poisons, principles of drug absorption, metabolism and pharmacodynamics, drug-drug interaction, and drug interactions with diet. University Health Sciences Antigua, School of Medicine, St. John’s, Antigua, 2003
New Era in Whiplash & Spinal Trauma, The Literature with respect to duration of pain, natural history of tissue healing, functional recovery rate and probability of chronic pain syndrome from motor vehicle soft tissue trauma. The literature and principles of hyperextension soft tissue trauma with respect to myofascial pain syndromes, articular dysfunctions, and myofascial pain syndromes, the treatment of chronic and/or disabling spine pain with spinal manipulative therapy. Life College of Chiropractic/ International Chiropractic Association, Irvine, California, 2001
Whiplash & Spinal Trauma II, The literature as to the tissue source of chronic back and neck pain, and how they relate to motor vehicle collisions, the body response to tissue trauma, tissue differentiation, types and quality of tissue healing; principles of healing by regeneration, repair and fibrosis. The role of chiropractic adjustments in accelerating tissue healing, restoration of motion, improved joint mechanics and higher quality scar tissue. The referred pain syndrome of spinal pain and its clinical presentation, the principles of the double crush syndrome as it relates to spinal trauma. Life College of Chiropractic/International Chiropractic Association, Anaheim, California, 1999
Whiplash & Spinal Trauma I, The principles of inertia, acceleration, velocity, mass and friction as they relate to spinal trauma and motor vehicle collisions. Specific aspects of hyperextension injury and the tissue injuries sustained, aspects of rebound flexion injury and the tissue injuries sustained. The neuroanatomy of the intervertebral disc and facet articulations, the effects of osseous adjusting on the pain afferents and mechanoreceptors of the intervertebral disc and facet articulations Life College of Chiropractic/ International Chiropractic Association, Irvine, California, 1999
Medico-Legal Preparation: Auto Injury Mechanics, Comprehensive record keeping and reporting for whiplash, spinal trauma and soft tissue injury cases. Protocols of testing for spinal evaluations and documenting “medical necessity,” including the Mercy Conference Document. Life College of Chiropractic/ International Chiropractic Association, Buena Park, California, 1999
Chiropractic Orthopedic Assessment and Treatment, Physical examination and diagnostic imaging of common spine and extremity bone, joint, muscle, tendon, ligament and disc disorders and injuries. Cleveland Chiropractic College, Riverside, California, 1998
Automobile Accident Reconstruction, Physics involved in the transference of energy from the bullet car to the target car including G’s of force, Newton’s, gravity, skid marks, crumple zones, spring factors, and event data recorders. Determining the clinical correlation of forces and bodily injury. California Chiropractic Association, Irvine, California, 1997
Certification in Industrial Disability Evaluator, Medical/Legal Consultants Association, San Diego, California, 1996
Certification as an Industrial Disability Evaluator, International Chiropractic Association, Irvine, California, 1995
Certification as an Industrial Disability Evaluator, International Chiropractic Association, Irvine, California, 1994
Certification as an Industrial Disability Evaluator, International Chiropractic Association, Irvine, California, 1993
Qualified Medical Evaluator, State of California, Industrial Medical Council, Los Angeles, California, 1992
Board Eligible, Chiropractic Orthopedist, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic Post Graduate School – Department of Orthopedics, Whittier, California, 1986-1989
Certification in Applied Spinal Disability/Spinal Impairment Rating Proficiency, LACC Post Graduate School – Department of Orthopedics, San Diego, California, 1987
Certification in Supervising and Operating Radiology Equipment, State of California, Department of Health Services, Radiological Branch, Sacramento, California, 1986
The CDC recently announced some startling facts about painkillers. Facts that car accident victims, their lawyers and doctors might want to heed.
After a car accident, it’s common practice for medical doctors to prescribe painkillers and muscle relaxers to ease the pain of whiplash. Giving a car accident victim a trinity of an Anti-inflammatory, a Painkiller and a Muscle relaxer is done without an eyebrow being raised. But is this approach effective? Is it safe? If it has risks, are the benefits worth the risk?
Effectiveness of painkillers and muscle relaxers for car accident whiplash injuries has recently been debated. The Cochrane Group found in a 2007 study that little evidence shows that these drugs are effective for the treatment of mechanical neck pain. The topic of Medications for Treatment of Whiplash was earlier covered in this post.
Regarding safety, plenty of evidence suggests that the U.S. has a prescription drug problem. More people are taking more drugs than ever, and many of the drugs prescribed for pain are highly addictive. But abuse is not the only concern regarding these drugs.
The actual safety of these drugs has been called into question. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently reported that more people die from overdosing on painkillers than from heroine and cocaine combined. They also report that 103,000 hospitalizations occur every year due to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory use. An estimated 16,500 deaths occur, that’s more than from AIDS or cervical cancer. So what color ribbon should we wear for the awareness of deaths caused by simple anti-inflammatories? The point is, all drugs, even innocuous drugs like over the counter pain relievers have risks.
Another problem encountered in practice is when patients drive cars, operate machinery and go to work while taking muscle relaxers and painkillers. Doctors prescribe these medications all the time, but obviously do not heed the warnings on the label not to operate machinery while taking them. A dose of either of these medications is similar to having a few drinks. You are intoxicated and liable for DUI if caught driving. Use complicated or dangerous machines at work? How can you safely operate them if you’re intoxicated?
Therefore, the risks of addiction, harmful side effects and being impaired in driving and work must be weighed carefully before taking or dispensing these medications. If a patient has a predilection to substance abuse, narcotics should not be given. If someone has gastric problems, they should not be given anti-inflammatories. If someone is not being taken off of work or admonished not to drive, then painkillers and muscle relaxants should be reserved for at home use only.
Safe and Effective Alternative Car Accident Treatment?
Chiropractic has been shown in many reputable scientific papers to be an effective form of treatment for whiplash injuries.* One of the most important aspects of the success of chiropractic treatment is that it is a mechanical treatment for a mechanical disorder. A car accident whiplash injury involves mechanical, physical damage as well as functional loss. Chiropractic and it’s associated therapies provide mechanical treatments that help heal and rebuild structural damage and provides return of lost function. Learn more about Treatment After a Car Accidenthere
What Personal Injury Lawyers Need to Know About Low Speed Accidents
Low Speed Car Accidents and Bodily Injury
Dr Barry Marks, Chiropractor
The speed at which accident victims may be injured in rear-impact car crashes is amazingly low.
Recent research articles have shown that the human threshold for neck injuries in a rear-impact automobile collision is only 2.5 mph. For years the personal injury field has used 5 mph as a consensus figure for injuries. Brault, et al has shown that the 5 mph figure was indeed double the actual figure. Others have shown that slow speed collisions actually cause more injury than collisions with more vehicle damage.
Plaintiff personal injury attorneys interested in using citable scientific evidence to overcome defense arguments of “no cash, no crash.”
Most people understand that whiplash is a neck injury from trauma such as a car crash accident, but there are many facts about whiplash that might surprise you. Many people are unaware that you can be injured in a slow speed car crash, especially when there is no vehicle damage. And did you know that your gender makes a huge difference in whether or not you’re going to be injured in a car accident?
When we hear the term headache, we don’t usually think about the neck. Rather, we focus on the head, more specifically, “…what part of the head hurts?” But, upon careful questioning of patients, we usually find some connection or correlation between neck pain and headaches.
Sadly, millions of Americans suffer chronic, sometimes debilitating headaches that re the result of old car accident whiplash injuries. Even more sad is the fact that many of these headache sufferers have no clue why their heads hurt. And because of that they try unsuccessful treatments.
When a person is involved in a car accident, the inevitable question comes up: should I see a doctor? In most cases the answer is yes. But why is this important? And shouldn’t you wait several days to see if the pain will go away?
The short answer is you should see a car accident injury specialist within the first 72 hours (3 days) following a car accident.
If you’ve suffered a car accident and need medical treatment, where do you turn? You have car insurance, will that cover you or should you go through the responsible party’s insurance?
These are a couple of the more common questions people face when they’ve been injured in a car accident.
You should know that the person that hit you, in most states must have car insurance. The problem is, their car insurance will cover medical costs, car damage and other damages, but they will only pay for these things after your treatment has been completed.
That means you could have to worry about medical bills for months!
Neck pain from a car accident can be a very painful experience.
A whiplash injury causes your muscles, ligaments, tendons, discs and nerves to be stretched and injured. This results in swelling and inflammation that causes neck stiffness and soreness.
Your neck joints often become misaligned and stuck causing sharp pains on movement.
Nerve irritation may also be caused by stretching of the nerves as they exit the spine. This will cause you to feel shooting pains down your arms or the sensation of your arms or hands falling asleep or tingling.
Treatment of neck pain from a car accident should be initiated right away. Delaying treatment only solidifies muscle spasm and scar formation in the muscles and around the joints, which can cause permanent pain and stiffness. Goals of treatment are to reduce spasm and inflammation (which relieves neck pain), increase motion, restore normal inter-joint mechanics and strengthen the spine.
Chiropractors specifically trained in car accident injuries are your best bet to relieve your pain quickly and return to a normal, healthy life.