Injuries Can Appear Months After
Over the past 25 years, many people involved in car accidents have told police at the scene, “No officer, I am not hurt.” These same individuals get home, calm down and start to feel aches and pains in their neck, back and joints. Some wake with a horrible headache. As our doctor and attorney, Walter Ward explains, when under stress our body releases hormones that “get us through it.” It is absolutely natural for most people to feel no pain and believe they suffered no injury at the time of the collision. In fact, many people do not begin to learn that they may have suffered any injury for days after the accident or even longer.
It is vitally important to know that under Florida Law anyone involved in a motor vehicle accident has ONLY 14 days to seek medical evaluation. If you do not get to a clinic, hospital or doctor’s office and be seen within this time period YOU LOSE ALL MEDICAL BENEFITS under your Personal Injury Protection auto insurance. That insurance can provide YOU with up to $10,000 in benefits NO matter who was at fault. We can help you take advantage of this important insurance coverage the YOU paid for before it is too late. Never assume there is nothing wrong until you see the right medical specialist. Even if you went to the hospital and received clearance from a busy, emergency department staff, YOU deserve a thorough evaluation and ALL the diagnostic testing that you paid for when you bought your auto insurance. YOU do NOT want to find out 6 months from now - that you suffered a serious and long-lasting condition. Don’t Settle for Less when your health and well-being are at stake.