Our Florida Car Accident Doctors
At First Health, we have an expert team of Florida car accident doctors that have over 20 years of experience in treating car accident patients. Car accidents don’t have to be stressful. Our team is fully equipped to build you a customized treatment plan as well as work with your lawyer or insurance company to provide the documentation you need. We are the experts in post car accident care and understand the time sensitivity surrounding treatment. Sign up for same day post car accident treatment and we’ll handle the rest.
Car Accident Injuries
Were you recently in a car accident? Did you know that you only have 14 days to claim up to $10,000 in personal injury protection insurance? Recognizing common car accident injuries and getting evaluated immediately following the car accident will help you get the treatment and coverage you need to heal. Know the warning signs! Our Florida car accident doctors have put together a list of some common post car accident injuries you could experience now or long term.
Neck pain & Whiplash from car accidents:
One of the most common neck injuries after a car accident is whiplash. Whiplash pain is caused by the jerking motion experienced during the car accident collision. Typically whiplash is most common if you are in a rear-end car accident. Aside from whiplash, other more serious neck injuries that affect the disc may be present as well and may require more long term treatment.
Back pain from car accidents:
Back injuries are a highly common to sustain in a car accident because of the impact experienced during the collision. Common back injuries include back sprains or strains, disc injuries and even fractures. Pain from back injuries after a car accident can be late to onset, so it’s important you get evaluated right away to ensure insurance coverage for any medical needs.
Head Injuries & Headaches from car accidents:
Closed head injuries sustained by car accident trauma is also something that is not to be overlooked. Some car accident injury patients deal with frequent or recurring headaches, jaw or facial pain, or blurred vision as a result of their accident.
Leg or Knee Pain from car accidents:
Other impact injuries that could happen during a car accident are leg and knee injuries. During the collision your legs and knees could have hit a part of the car causing deep bruising, sprains, fractures or broken bones. Leg or knee injuries need to be properly healed with physical therapy, so it’s important that they’re carefully diagnosed and monitored over time to ensure they heal properly.
Other common car accident injuries and symptoms to be aware of include:
Vertigo Ringing in ears
Pain between the shoulder blades
Pain in the arms, legs, feet or hands
Pain in the jaw or face
Car Accident Treatment Options
Treating car accident injuries isn’t one size fits all. Our Florida car accident doctors are dedicated to building you a treatment plan that helps you heal from your car accident injuries as quickly as possible, with a focus on your long term wellbeing.
Spinal Decompression Therapy
Spinal Decompression is a revolutionary new procedure for back pain sufferers! It is comfortable, effective, affordable and even a safe alternative to surgery for many patients. Our revolutionary Spinal Decompression Table effectively treats Herniated Discs, Bulging Discs, Sciatica (Leg Pain), and Degenerated Discs.
Deep Tissue Laser Therapy
We use a safe, FDA-cleared laser that penetrates 6 to 9 inches into the tissue to provide the following benefits: Provides Pain Relief through the Release of Endorphins, Accelerates Tissue Repair and Cell Growth, Faster Healing of Injuries, Reduces Fibrous Tissue Formation, Reduces Inflammation, Improves Circulation, and Improves Nerve Function.
A chiropractic adjustment is the art of using a specific force in a precise direction, applied to a joint that is fixated, “locked up”, or not moving properly. This adds motion to the joint, helping the bones gradually return to a more normal position and motion.
An important part of the long term success of spinal decompression and our multi-step Protocol is to strengthen and stabilize the spine. In order to ensure the most long lasting results we will test and measure your strength, range of motion, balance, coordination, posture, and muscle performance. Then we will develop an individualized rehabilitation program with our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. This will help to ensure patients the most long lasting and permanent success with even the most painful and debilitating conditions and even when other forms of treatments have failed.
Car Accident Treatment Process
Get an Exam:
At First Health we take car accident injuries seriously. We understand the importance of getting evaluated as soon as possible, especially if you qualify for personal injury protection coverage. That’s why we offer same day treatment. Your first step is to get evaluated by our experts with an initial exam.
Build a Case:
Documentation after a car accident is key. We work with lawyers and will provide your lawyer and insurance company with the proper medical documentation to ensure you get the personal injury protection coverage you need.
Develop a Plan:
Once your personal injury protection coverage is in order, we’ll create a post car accident treatment plan that’s just for you. This plan will put you on track for recovery as soon as possible and will reduce the risk of long term pain or injuries
Florida Car Accident Laws
No Fault State:
The state of Florida is a no-fault state meaning that regardless who was at fault in the accident, both parties have insurance protection. This covers damage to the car as well as medical coverage for injuries sustained by either party in the accident.
One form of car accident coverage commonly used is MedPay coverage that’s a part of your car insurance policy. MedPay has a lower limit than personal injury protection coverage, however covers a variety of situations including:
Extended hospital healthcare
Prosthetic limb coverage
Car Accident Personal Injury Protection Coverage
How to qualify for PIP:
If you’ve been in a car accident you need to seek treatment right away to get the proper documentation to provide to your insurance agency. Anyone involved in a car accident, including those at fault in the accident, is eligible for PIP insurance in the State of Florida. However, to qualify for PIP insurance there are time frames after the accident that need to be met.
How much are PIP insurance policy limits?:
In the state of Florida you may be entitled to a minimum of $10,000 in personal injury protection benefits and lost wages that resulted from your car accident.
Documentation Needed for PIP:
When utilizing personal injury protection coverage for your car accident injuries, you’ll need to ensure that your car accident and treatment are well documented. The first documentation you’ll need is a police report of the accident. Once you have the police report, you’ll also need to get an initial exam within a 14 day window required by PIP.
Time Frame to Utilize PIP Insurance:
As of 2012 under Florida’s no-fault auto insurance laws you have a 14 day window after the date of your accident to seek treatment. If you do not seek treatment within the 14 day window you’ll lose access to your personal injury protection coverage for that accident.