Dr. Heydari believes consumers need to be educated about the issues surrounding whiplash – both concerning its treatment and, importantly, its prevention. In order to more effectively treat persons injured in motor vehicle crashes, Dr. Heydari is certified in Whiplash and Brain Injury Traumatology through the Spine Research Institute of San Diego (SRISD), a research center devoted to the investigation of motor vehicle crash injury.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What if my car sustains only minor damage?
A: Documented studies done by specialists Charles Carroll, M.D. Paul McAtee, M.D. and Lee Riley, M.D. revealed that: “The amount of damage to the automobile bears little relation to the force applied to the cervical neck (spine) of the occupants. In other words, the severity of the injury to the passengers is not necessarily directly related to the damage of the vehicle. Most insurance adjusters love to convince you differently. Be careful!
Q: I definitely feel injured from my accident; however, I have a history of related types of aches and pains, and records of treatment. Does this harm my case?
A: No. This is why you need to see a specialist who is familiar with this circumstance. There is always a reason why you feel injured or differently following an accident. My job is to identify specifically your new injury or the flare-up of an old one.
Q: Do you need an attorney?
A: It is always important to take care of your well being as soon as possible. First priority is to get checked by a doctor and begin, if needed, the appropriate treatment. After that, you will have enough information to decide if you want to hire an attorney or not.
Remember, the responsible party’s insurance company has many attorneys, usually very good ones. You may need all the protection you can get. This can be done before or after treatment. If necessary, we can refer you to a reputable and qualified attorney.