FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Under current Florida law, you have 14 days to seek medical treatment after being involved in a motor vehicle accident. This can be accomplished by going to the hospital, urgent care, chiropractor, dentist, nurse, or some other medical professional under the statute. However, the sooner you go, the better.
Florida is a No-Fault State. What that means is that no matter whose fault the accident is, your auto insurance is primarily responsible for paying your medical bill. It pays at 80% up to $10,000.00, if you have an Emergency Medical Condition (EMC) or up to $2,500.00 if you don’t.
Yes, even if you were at fault for the accident, you are still entitled to up to $2,500 at 80% with no Emergency Medical Condtion (EMC) or up to $10,000.00 with and EMC.
After being involved in an accident, you can go be seen by a number of different medical providers including, emergency room physicians, urgent care physicians or nurses, chiropractors, radiologist, dentists, orthopedics. Etc…
Whether you go to the hospital or not is a personal decision. However, the hospital emergency room is not mandatory after being involved in an accident.
Getting an MRI, when determined to be necessary by your medical provider is one of the most important things for both your treatment and your case. The MRI will typically provide objective findings if they exist of the permanent injuries that some one has suffered as a result of an accident, car accident or otherwise.
Absolutely not. Often times, the insurance company will try to argue that because there was only minor damage to the vehicle, the occupant(s) could not be injured. That is completely false and is something that your attorney will argue for you every time. This is one of the reasons that getting an MRI is so important.
Each person and each injury and each accident is different. However, typically pain symptoms will either immediately present themselves or present themselves a day or two or even a week after the accident.
Your insurance will pay up to $2,500.00 at 80% if you do not have and Emergency Medical Condition (EMC) or up to $10,000.00 at 80% if you do have an EMC.
If you have been injured as a result of a slip and fall incident, it is absolutely imperative that you go to a doctor.
You should go to the doctor as soon as possible after being injured in a slip and fall accident. You should also immediately notify the store manager of the incident.
The type of doctor depends on the type of injury and the severity of the injury. You can go to the Hospital Emergency room, urgent care, a chiropractor, or an orthopedic.
A chiropractor is a health care professional that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders. The primary treatment used is manual adjustment and/or manipulation of the spine. Most chiropractors look to reduce pain and improve the functionality of their patients by educating them on things they can do to improve their own health via exercise, ergonomics and other therapies to treat back pain.
A chiropractor is often the first point of contact when you’ve been involved in an accident. This is especially the case if you haven’t suffered any broken bones or don’t immediately need surgery. That’s because chiropractic care is considered conservative treatment, which works well when the injury is relatively acute or new. This conservative treatment allows tissues and muscles a chance to reduce swelling.
Chiropractic adjustment, also know and chiropractic manipulation, comes in a variety of techniques. However, they all seek to realign the spinal cord using various quick movements, thereby allowing the spine to function better and reduce pain.
Spinal manipulations, Decompression, massage therapy, ultrasound, electromagnetic stimulation are a few of the services that chiropractors offer.
Orthopedic surgeons are doctors who specialize in the musculoskeletal system - the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles that are so essential to movement and everyday life. With more than 200 bones in the human body, it's an in-demand specialty. Dislocated joints. Hip or back pain.
A neurologist is a medical doctor with specialized training in diagnosing, treating, and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system including, but not limited to, Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), concussion, epilepsy, migraine, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and stroke.
A neurosurgeon is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system including congenital anomalies, trauma, tumors, vascular disorders, infections of the brain or spine, stroke, or degenerative diseases of the spine.
Radiologists are medical doctors that specialize in diagnosing and treating injuries and diseases using medical imaging.
A chiropractor is a health care professional focused on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through manual adjustment and/or manipulation of the spine.
Orthopedic surgeons are doctors who specialize in the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles) that are essential to movement and everyday life.
An Orthopedic Surgeon may assist clients/patients with bone fractures/breaks and other injuries to extremities and the spinal cord.
Neurologist are specialist who treat diseases and injuries of the brain and spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and muscles.
A neurologist can diagnose Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), concussions, headaches and other neurological issues.
Various diagnostic test to determine if you have suffered any neurological injuries.
Neurosurgeons specialize in surgery on the nervous system, especially the brain and spinal cord.
If you have suffered brain or spinal cord injury, a neurosurgeon can treat your injuries via surgery.
Surgeries and pain management.
A pain management specialist is a physician with special training in evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of all different types of pain including acute pain, chronic pain, and cancer pain.
If you have gone through conservative treatment and you are still in pain, a pain management doctor can prescribe, Epidural Steroid Injections, Facet Block Injection and other ways to help manage your pain.
Legal Funding Companies
A company that will loan you money against the potential proceeds from a pending case, which have been filed.
Legal funding companies are able to assist in a variety of way. If an injured person is not able to work for a period of time due to their injuries from the accident, the injured person can borrow money against the potential proceeds of their case. Also, if a person does not have insurance and a medical procedure is necessary they can potentially borrow the money from the legal funding company to have the procedure. The great thing about legal funding companies is if there is no recovery, you won't owe them anything. The flip side of that is they have to charge a high interest rate to compensate them for taking on that risk.
A professional who provides financial services to clients based on their financial situation.
On those occasions when there is a large settlement, having a professional financial advisor is pivotal to insure that money is put to the best use and is there for the long term A financial advisor can help our clients with that.