Recent Florida legislation changes (effective January 1, 2013) mandate car accident victims be evaluated by a physician within 14 days of the date of the accident. If the individual is not treated within this 14 day treatment window, they forfeit their personal injury protection benefits. Personal injury protection is a portion of your automobile insurance policy dedicated specifically for the treatment of any injuries that occur as a direct result of an auto accident. Even if you are at fault in the accident, you still have the right to seek medical care under your personal injury protection benefits. The state of Florida currently mandates insured drivers carry a minimum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) in personal injury protection. Our Lakeland chiropractor has the ability to treat you for injuries sustained as a result of a Lakeland auto accident.
While you may not directly feel injury symptoms immediately after a Lakeland car accident, there is a possibility you have sustained minor, or even major injuries. It can take days, or sometimes an upwards of months, to physically feel the symptoms resulting from the accident. Our Lakeland car accident doctors have extensive knowledge and experience with handling automobile accident related injuries. Injuries such as whiplash, soft tissue damage, herniated and/or bulged discs in the spine, concussions, neck pain, back pain, headaches, broken bones, and nerve damage can be caused directly from even a low impact collision. We recommend that you at least be evaluated by a Lakeland chiropractor if you have been involved in an automobile collision.
We order MRI’s and/or X-rays in order to further research any of the possible injuries from the car accident. Our patient-first approach ensures you will receive the highest quality of care provided to our Lakeland car accident patients at the Florida Spine and Injury Institute. If you, or anyone you know has been involved in an automobile collision, educate them on the new legislation regarding the limited time frame to seek treatment from a person’s personal injury protection insurance. Contact our Lakeland chiropractic clinic to schedule a consultation at our Lakeland chiropractor facility.
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