If you’ve been injured in an accident with a rideshare vehicle such as Uber or Lyft, whether you were the driver, the passenger, or a third party injured in the accident, you should seek medical care immediately. In the state of Florida, in order to qualify for Personal Injury Protection (PIP) which provides coverage for medical bills, regardless of fault, you must seek medical attention within 14 days of the accident. If you are not evaluated by a chiropractor or medical doctor within 14 days of the accident, the PIP coverage may be forfeited.
If you are injured following an auto accident, having pain or discomfort, call Miami Accident Center today to make an appointment at (305)928-2828. You should get into the office as soon as possible for a thorough evaluation and examination. We will evaluate you to detect any injuries you may have sustained in the accident. We will treat your injuries and refer you to other medical specialists if necessary. We see injury patients daily and have vast experiences in evaluating, locating, and treating accident injuries. We will handle your PIP paperwork and forward all detailed medical records to your attorney if you are represented by one.
Common Injuries After an Auto Accident
Injuries are not always obvious immediately after an accident. A degree of shock and adrenalin may keep you moving and feeling “fine” or just “shaken up” for a few hours or days, despite underlying injuries. That’s why it’s critical to seek medical attention.
Injuries can be minor, such as bumps and bruises, or they can be major, such as broken bones, torn ligaments, damaged vertebrae, or head injuries. Some common medical conditions after accidents include:
Neck pain, whiplash
Back pain, disc injuries
Extremity pain, numbness, limited movement
Sprains, strains, broken bones
Damage to spinal column causing nerve damage
Why Seek Chiropractic Help after a Rideshare Accident
Chiropractic care is a non-invasive option that can often solve problems and allow you to avoid surgery or a long, painful convalescence. Pain relief drugs can mask serious symptoms and can themselves complicate your situation by creating dependency or addiction. They should be used sparingly, and not to mask pain when the cause and appropriate treatment have not yet been determined.
As chiropractors, we look at the body as a fully-connected whole, and we know the pathways of pain that often occur after injury. Chiropractic treatment reduces pain by addressing the injury at its source and appropriately manipulating surrounding and connected areas as well, which may be receiving pain signals from a very different part of the body. This method can reduce both short-term pain and the ongoing, chronic pain that many accident victims suffer from for years because their injuries were not properly addressed when they occurred. Chiropractic care can also decrease scar tissue, which can limit movement and be an additional source of chronic pain.
Finding the Right Lawyer to Seek Compensation – We Can Help!
At Miami Accident Center we believe in treating the whole person, and that includes supporting our patients in their efforts to be compensated for present and future medical and out-of-pocket costs, current and future lost income, and pain and suffering. That’s why we have a fully-vetted network of experienced personal injury attorneys to whom we can refer you upon your request. The attorneys with whom we work understand the needs of people who have suffered injuries in car accidents.
Rideshare accidents such as Uber and Lyft are particularly complicated because there are additional insurance companies involved and different companies may be liable for damages sustained, depending on who is seeking compensation: the driver, the passenger, or a third party involved in the accident. Besides your own PIP insurance, there is the rideshare company’s insurance, the rideshare driver’s insurance, and the other vehicle driver’s insurance. In the case of road conditions or other issues causing or complicating the accident, a company or government entity may also be liable. Therefore, it is best to talk to an attorney experienced in rideshare accidents to ensure your rights are protected and so you may receive the compensation you deserve.
Contact us today to help you recover from your auto accident at (305)928-2828.