Wherever you are, seeking medical attention for injuries should be your first priority. However, there are some unique concerns you may face after an auto accident in Sarasota. Specifically, you should see a qualified medical professional within 14 days of the crash. This is due to the personal injury protection insurance coverage mandatory in Florida.

In the article below, you can find some information about Florida’s law, as well as some details about crash injury symptoms. However, please remember to seek proper medical or legal advice before you apply this information to any real-world situation.

What Is the 14-Day Rule?

The 14-day rule is the result of reforms of the no-fault insurance law. It effectively puts a time limit on your ability to claim coverage under your PIP policy.

This would mean that you should seek medical attention immediately following an accident. If the care provider determined that you have an emergency medical condition, your own insurance could cover 80% of your expenses up to $10,000. For example, your PIP might cover $800 of a $1,000 bill.

This rule could have an important added benefit: It could motivate you to identify and treat your injury as soon as possible. While some injuries associated with car crashes improve with time and simple exercises, it is important to provide the appropriate treatment for each situation.

What Types of Injuries Can You Get from Auto Accidents?

Some of the most common injuries from auto accidents occur in the limb joints and spinal column. These often manifest as general back or neck pain, but the exact type of pain and its location could provide some insight into the underlying injury. Here are some of the problems you might have after a crash:

  • Whiplash
  • Injury to your spinal disks
  • Issues with facet or sacroiliac joints
  • Extreme muscle tension
  • Strained ligaments, tendons, or muscles

What Treatments Are Available?

At PhysMed, we believe it is important to help reduce or eliminate the underlying issue causing your symptoms. Furthermore, we believe in pursuing the least invasive options first. With our personalized programs, we often see positive, sustainable results from the following therapies:

We are also part of a larger family medical providers in the greater Sarasota area. If we identified your case as needing other treatment options, we would not hesitate to provide you with recommendations to specialists in podiatry, surgery, imaging, and various other medical fields. Please call us at (941) 921-4884 today to begin your healing process.

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