Motor Vehicle Accidents
If you were involved in a motor vehicle accident in Oregon, you may be entitled to acupuncture treatment, chiropractic treatment, massage therapy and physiotherapy. By law, Personal Injury Protection (PIP) must be included in all Oregon auto insurance and in most cases you are entitled to PIP benefits no matter who was at fault. PIP may cover at least $15,000 of all expenses that your practitioner reports are related to your accident. Washington has similar laws to protect you.
If you were riding in your own car at the time of the accident then usually your own insurance company will cover your PIP benefits. If you were in another person’s vehicle then your injury treatment will usually be covered by their insurance. You are also covered if you were involved in an auto accident as a pedestrian or a bicyclist. Motorcycle insurance policies are not required to carry PIP coverage. Not only does PIP cover the cost of your treatment, but if it is determined that there are medically necessary supports that would facilitate your path to recovering from the trauma (such as herbal medicine, a cervical pillow, foam roller, etc.) they can be provided at no cost to you.
The most common observation among auto injury cases is that many did not seek immediate clinical attention only to see the condition get worse.
We highly recommend that you visit us as soon as possible after an Oregon or Washington motor vehicle accident. Trauma in various places upon impact can result in a number of injuries and abnormalities that cannot be viewed upon x-ray and there may be no visible damage. As a result, the seriousness of an injury is often initially overlooked, but will worsen over time. We will evaluate and determine the best type of care for you. Acupuncture treatments, chiropractic treatments and massage therapy (with a referral from a Dr. or Chiropractor) are included under PIP. Therapeutic assessment and treatment are most effective if started immediately after the accident.