Auto Accident Insurance Law in Florida and Chiropractic Treatments

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Have you been in an auto accident? Well, it turns out what you don’t know can hurt you. Underlying injuries can take days, weeks, and even months to appear with a symptomatic response. In regard to your auto accident insurance, You need to see a doctor within 14 days of your car accident in the State of Florida* to be sufficiently covered with a minimal out-of-pocket expense. That is something that isn’t always clear throughout the course of your insurance claim.

For the purposes of this post, we are going to discuss Florida state law regarding auto accidents and insurance. Further on in the post, we go over possible symptoms of an auto accident and the treatments we use to get our patients back into healthy form.

REQUIRED BENEFITS

Medical Benefits – within 14 days after the motor vehicle accident, eighty percent of all reasonable expenses for medically necessary medical, surgical, x-ray, dental, and rehabilitative services, including prosthetic devices and medically necessary ambulance, hospital, and nursing services if the individual receives initial services and care pursuant to subparagraph 1.

What this means to you

If you do not see a doctor during that 14-day window, you will LOSE the ability to use your PIP coverage for any necessary treatment, chiropractic or otherwise. This makes it critical to seek care immediately if you believe you have been injured in any way. You also have the right to choose your own physician.

Chiropractic Treatment of Auto Injuries

Relief and Healing

Kirkman Chiropractic is dedicated to helping patients who are suffering from neck and back injuries. Our comprehensive process enables us to determine the extent of your injuries and create a customized treatment plan for you. 

Consultation and Examination

On your first visit, one of our doctors will meet with you to discuss the particulars of your accident as well as any other pertinent history. A complete examination will be conducted consisting of Chiropractic, orthopedic, and neurologic testing. Based upon these results, additional studies such as x-rays, MRIs, CT scans, or thermographic nerve testing may be ordered to further determine the auto accident injuries that are present.

Planning and Scheduling

We create a custom treatment plan to support your body’s natural healing process. Your treatment plan can include Chiropractic adjustments, passing modalities, manual therapy, physical therapy, patient education, and follow-ups from your doctor. Additional recommendations for Orthopedic, Neurosurgical, or pain management treatments can also be indicated and recommended. Our goal is to provide you with comprehensive service and to get you back on the road to hell as soon as possible.

Diagnostic Services and Treatments

There are several diagnostic services and treatments that we offer as part of a comprehensive Chiropractic and medical treatment combination. Here are many of the ones we offer and recommend for chiropractic auto accident injury treatment.

  • Chiropractic evaluation
  • Orthopedic testing
  • Neurological Testing
  • X-Ray facilities on site
  • Digital range of motion
  • Thermal nerve scanning
  • Digital foot scanning
  • Computerized muscle testing
  • Chiropractic treatment
  • Physical therapy
  • Injury rehabilitation
  • MRI / CT scans
  • Orthopedic consults
  • Neurological consults
  • Pain management
  • Spinal decompression
  • Massage therapy
  • Wellness workshops
  • Postural screening
  • Prevention programs

Get Evaluated Today

Most automobile accident victims are unaware of the damaging effects of hidden injuries. At Kirkman Chiropractic, we understand that if you have been involved in an auto accident, even one that seems minor, it is important to have your injuries evaluated as soon as possible within the 14-day period so that they will be covered by your auto insurance.

Obviously pain, soreness, and stiffness are indications of an injury. But just because you “feel fine,” doesn’t necessarily mean that you are fine. The fact is that symptoms of whiplash may not appear for days, weeks, and even sometimes months. Without proper care, these injuries can have serious impacts on your health, leading to months or even years of chronic pain.

Common symptoms experienced following an auto accident injury

Here’s a list of injuries associated with auto accidents. Some of these can take weeks or even months to arise, but this list is comprehensive and covers most if not all of them.

  • Neck or back pain and stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Numbness or tingling in the arms/legs
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Restlessness, insomnia, fatigue, weakness
  • Ringing in your ears, dizziness, and nausea
  • Blurred vision
  • Sensitivity to light

Our team of experts will provide you with comprehensive chiropractic, orthopedic, and neurological examination. If you are diagnosed with Whiplash or any other problem related to your car accident, we will put together a custom treatment plan to get you out of pain as quickly as possible, help you heal properly, and reduce the likelihood of future occurrences.

Additionally, to ensure you get all the care you need, we provide complete documentation of your injury for insurance and or legal purposes. If needed, we can be there to act as your expert witness.

Kirkman Chiropractic…It’s Your Future…Be there Healthy! 407-291-1000.

Sources:
*Florida Auto Accident Law
Florida Personal Injury Protection Statute
637.736 – Required Personal Injury Protection Benefits (PIP)

Chiropractor, Orlando FL

Kirkman Chiropractic is located just south of Colonial Drive on the corner of Kirkman Road and Washington Street.

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Windemere, Ocoee, Winter Garden, and Pine Hills.