So you have had the misfortune of being involved in a car accident and you are trying to figure out what happens now. Most people are aware that when they are in an auto accident they should remain on the scene, call the police, exchange driver and insurance information and obtain a case number from the attending officer. While these first steps may be common knowledge, we have found that many people aren’t familiar with what should happen next or that the road to a healthy recovery should begin immediately.
At Goldson Spine Rehabilitation Center, our team of doctors and staff are trained to help you get better as quickly as possible. It is also important to know that if you have been involved in an accident, Florida law states that you must seek medical treatment within the first 14 days after the accident or you will LOSE your health benefit.
Because our bodies respond differently in times of stress related events, it is extremely common for an individual involved in a car crash not to feel the effects of the accident for days, weeks and sometimes even months later. This is why it is crucial for accident victims to get checked out as soon as possible even if he or she isn’t experiencing any immediate aches or pains. Also, remember Florida is a “NO-FAULT” State which means that everyone is responsible for his or her own medical treatment regardless of who’s at fault.
The good news is that you have already paid for this medical coverage through the personal injury protection (PIP) benefit attached to your auto insurance. With this in mind, a person should never wait before getting medical treatment after being struck by another vehicle as injuries that go untreated can cause major medical problems in the future.
Goldson Spine Rehabilitation Center is here to help; we have three locations to serve you: Plantation, Pembroke Pines and North Lauderdale with one convenient telephone number, 866- GOLDSON (465-3766). Let our family take care of your family and get you back on track as quickly as possible. Injured in an accident? Call Goldson Spine.