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Medical Consultations After A Florida Car Accident

Across the U.S.A., there’s an average of about 84 injuries per 100 million vehicle miles traveled. If that sounds low, keep in mind that there are typically well over 3,000 billion miles traveled every year — around 3.2 trillion in 2019.

Which of those moments will be the moment you get injured in a car crash? The fact is that nobody ever knows for sure. What you can know is what to do next: Seek immediate medical attention.

PhysMED has a full medical team, including chiropractors, physicians, and a neurosurgeon. We have extensive experience with car crash injuries. We are also very familiar with the injury claim and personal injury lawsuit processes. Do not delay — call us immediately after your accident.

Seek Medical Attention After Any Car Crash

Your first priority is your health. The best way to preserve it is to get a professional opinion as soon as possible after your collision.

Things get fuzzy after accidents. You could suffer head trauma that muddles your perceptions. Some of your injuries might have delayed onset of symptoms. You could have a physiological or emotional response that leads you to ignore certain telltale signs of injury.

Even if you do not believe that you were injured, please come in and see us at PhysMED. It is important for many reasons:

  • It helps us assess your medical condition
  • Your insurance will want proof that you sought immediate professional attention
  • You will need to establish evidence of your injury for any lawsuit you might have

Seeking immediate medical attention from someone who focuses on car accident injuries is the best step you can take. It gives you access to

  • The urgent care you need,
  • A clear plan for your health and
  • A strong, factual basis for your insurance and legal claims.

Act Soon — Time Is Limited

The first few minutes after a car accident are critical for collecting evidence, getting witness contact information, reporting the accident, and so on. After that, you typically have a matter of hours before delayed-onset symptoms appear from your injuries.

Any Injuries Will Become Worse

Whiplash, back injuries, and traumatic brain injuries are among the most notorious in terms of delayed symptoms. You might feel fine until the morning after your injury. Then, you might wake up to dizziness, loss of mobility, and extreme pain.

Please come in as soon as possible. Our specialists have decades of experience that allow them to notice patterns that others would miss. We can prescribe treatment to contain the damage. We can also advise you on how to avoid making things worse. Even if you do not think you are injured, please make an appointment.

Insurance Claims Benefit From Early Action

There is another reason you should seek immediate medical attention after a car accident: your insurance policy. Florida law requires that you carry a personal injury protection (PIP) insurance policy. This policy has a 14-day rule, which gives you two weeks to get treatment in order to be eligible for coverage.

PIP is a mandatory part of Florida’s no-fault accident injury system. Anyone who registers in the state has to maintain personal injury coverage of at least $10,000. The policy pays you regardless of whether you were at fault. However, it does not prevent you from collecting payment from other sources.

What does this mean for you? Essentially, you receive a very high percentage of insurance coverage on any initial medical bills if you act quickly. If you wait too long for your symptoms to go away, you might not have access to this support.

Insurance companies will want to see a definitive link between the car accident and your injuries. At PhysMED, we know how to provide the information necessary for this connection.

Lawsuits Benefit From Establishing a Baseline

If your injuries result in permanent disability, disfigurement, or worse, then PIP might not be enough. You might make a claim against the other driver’s insurance. You might also file a lawsuit.

The record of your medical treatment will be part of the legal process. This record should start on the same day of the crash. An excellent medical file will include at least:

  • The dates of your appointments
  • Your diagnosis and a clinical description of your symptoms
  • Photographs of your injuries and, if applicable, videos of your level of mobility
  • A list of previous conditions that could have been made worse by the accident
  • Your treatment plan and your progress
  • A quantitative record of your mood, pain levels, and so on
  • Your physical status (such as weight, blood pressure, and so on)
  • A qualitative, clinical assessment of various aspects of your health

At PhysMED, we prepare you to go to court. We provide all of the information your lawyer would need to get you the treatment you deserve.

What To Do After a Florida Car Accident

Seeking medical treatment should be your first priority, for yourself and for other people injured in the crash. However, you would also probably want to collect some evidence from the scene. If you are not able to do this yourself, car accident attorneys can sometimes do it for you. Here are some important things to record:

  • Contact information for other drivers (and owners of vehicles, if the driver is not the owner)
  • Insurance information for other drivers
  • Information about all vehicles, including vehicle identification number, make, model, and model year
  • Videos with the sound of other drivers, witnesses, vehicles, road conditions, and hazards
  • Signed and date witness statements along with witness contact information
  • Diagrams including vehicle positions before and after the crash

PhysMED provides immediate medical care after car accident injuries. We also provide continuing treatment. If the ER doctors said you were fine, but you are still in pain, our dedicated car crash injury team can help. Call us now for the first available appointment.

Surgical Consultations After a Florida Car Accident

Surgery, complicated procedures: These can be intimidating, especially after a car crash. General practitioners, ER doctors, and insurance companies might tell you that you don’t need advanced treatment. That advice might tempt you to ignore certain symptoms.

What do you do if you still feel pain after a car accident? What if you feel that things might be worse than your non-specialist care providers think? Exercise your right to a second opinion. PhysMED is a focused car crash injury treatment center serving Florida — we can provide the specialized perspective you need.

The Importance of Specialized Care

Do you need surgery after a car accident in Florida? Do you need advanced neurological, orthopedic, or pain-management care?

The fact is that your general practitioner is probably not qualified to give you the final answer on these subjects. It isn’t about competence, caring, or skill — it’s about experience.

Orthopedic doctors are experts in diagnosing and treating problems with your bones, muscles, and ligaments. Car accidents often cause whiplash and other spinal injuries, which are among the most difficult to diagnose accurately.

Car crashes also often cause traumatic brain injury, which can lead to a variety of complications. Family doctors and ER clinicians might be able to identify your risks and recommend scans, but you would want a specialist to look at your charts.

Orthopedic Care

Orthopedic surgeons and doctors take care of your bones, muscles, and ligaments. They spend well over a decade in school and residency before earning their specialist status.

One reason to get specialist care after accidents is that these events can trigger degenerative diseases. An orthopedic specialist has the experience to help with complications from:

  • Sciatica: Sciatica causes mild to throbbing pain that shoots through your nerves.
  • Tendonitis: Damaged or inflamed tendons can lead to discomfort or nearly intolerable pain.
  • Infections: Compound fractures (when a bone breaks through the skin) can cause persistent, lingering infections.
  • Arthritis: Arthritis swelling and pain can both get worse after a car accident.
  • Spinal stenosis: A narrowing spinal channel causes pain and a wide array of serious nervous system problems.
  • Hip bursitis: Your hips lose their shock absorption capability, leading to almost unbearable pain in advanced stages.

In addition to these chronic pain and injury conditions, car accidents can also cause immediate problems. Orthopedic doctors can help with:

  • Broken hands, fingers, ribs, shoulder blades, and hips
  • Torn ligaments, most commonly the MCL or ACL (knee injuries)
  • Herniated disks (various deformations in your spinal column)
  • Shoulder impingements (soft tissue rubbing against your shoulder bone

Please do not apply heat, ice, or pressure independently after a car accident injury. Come in and see one of our specialists for a professional diagnosis and a specific, targeted treatment plan.

Neurological Treatment

Neurosurgeons typically require even more advanced training than orthopedic specialists. They work on one of the most essential systems in the body: the nervous system.

A neurosurgeon is a central figure of any complete car accident treatment program. These specialists provide:

  • Advanced diagnostic skill for traumatic brain injuries and nerve problems
  • Insight into the causes for different types of pain
  • Technical skills in surgery, when necessary

Is that headache after a car accident just a headache? What’s the source of that pain shooting down your arm? Neurologists are among the few people qualified to answer these types of questions.

Getting the Care You Need

You want the best doctor after a car accident in Florida, but all of the paperwork can get in the way. At PhysMED, we do everything we can to help you focus on your recovery. Here are some of the ways we support you from the very beginning:

  • Establishing the robust data you need to form a strong insurance claim or lawsuit
  • Providing efficient, centralized care, all under one roof
  • Staffing a wide variety of medical professionals and creating a culture in which they can all communicate effortlessly
  • Employing a dedicated administrative team to manage your case
  • Maximizing your healing by getting to know you as a person: Your needs, goals, habits, and preferences
  • Offering guidance and direction with regards to Florida car accident injury law, the insurance process, and so on
  • Managing and filing medical communications with insurance companies
  • Communicating with and releasing documents to your legal team or other doctors as requested
  • Putting your recovery first

The PhysMED Team

PhysMED is a full service, multidisciplinary Florida car accident injury treatment center. We have the knowledge, facilities, and personnel to help you recover when you are injured in a crash. Our largest asset is our skilled, dedicated team of diverse medical professionals.

At PhysMED, there’s no need to travel to different facilities. Our team is all here in our dedicated, state-of-the-art treatment center.

Chiropractors

Chiropractic medicine focuses on your health as a whole. These professionals identify and treat the underlying causes of your injuries. They also prescribe treatments to strengthen your body. This empowers you to heal faster and makes you more resistant to future injuries.

Medical Team

Our chiropractors work with a wide array of specialist and generalist medical professionals. This gives you access to a full range of medical diagnostics, treatments, and procedures.

Surgeons

Our surgical staff has advanced, specialized training with a career focus on traumatic car accident injuries. This knowledge and experience allows us to identify conditions that general practitioners could miss.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

We are available for immediate medical care after a car crash. We can start right away, helping you establish the evidence you need for insurance claims and lawsuits.

You are also welcome to come in anytime you need a second opinion about surgery or treatment. Don’t let someone tell you you’re fine when you know you’re not. Our sole mission is to help people recover from car accident injuries — get the final word here at PhysMED. Call us at 941-909-3527

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