When you are involved in an accident in the greater Miami area, it is critical that you find the right doctor to assess your injuries, evaluate for unexpected and potential problems, and most importantly, to help facilitate the healing process.
Our bodies are designed to suppress our full pain response until we’re out of danger. There are many stories of people running away from a disaster or accident, only to discover afterward that they had a broken leg or other injuries. So right after an accident, while your adrenaline is pumping, you may not feel the full effects of the injuries you sustained. But within a few hours or a few days, you may start feeling pain from injuries that you didn’t notice before.
Why you need to see a doctor
Don’t delay in seeking a medical exam, because some injuries can become worse if they don’t receive medical attention. The sooner most injuries are treated, the better your chances are of a full recovery.
However, not all doctors specialize in accident injuries; they don’t see them often enough and therefore don’t necessarily know what accident injuries to look for and how best to treat them. You want to make sure you have your initial visit with a medical professional who understands accident injuries and will be able to give you a comprehensive examination to diagnose and uncover any issues as soon as possible.
What medical professionals to see first
If your injuries are obvious and potentially serious, you should go to the ER. But don’t stop there. It is important to rehab injured areas after emergency care. ER doctors who don’t routinely treat accident victims after the initial visit may not have a clear picture of all the possible long-term effects of the injuries and may not make the proper referrals.
Doctors and other medical professionals such as chiropractors take oaths to devote themselves to the highest standards of care for their patients. At Miami Accident Center, we are chiropractors that specialize in the area of traumatic injuries from motor vehicle accidents, sports or workplace accidents, slip and falls, and other accident injuries. We know what to look for post traumatic injury, and we will provide a customized treatment plan for you for optimal results. Miami Accident Center has caring chiropractors and staff that often co-manage patient care with medical specialists. Those specialists may include:
- Orthopedic surgeon
- Plastic surgeon
- Burn specialist
- Spinal injury specialist
We trust the doctors to whom we refer our patients, and we know that you can trust them too. On your first office visit at Miami Accident Center, we will provide a thorough examination and digital X-rays if needed and we will determine what we can do to assist in your healing process. The goal is to give you rapid relief of pain symptoms, to make sure you heal properly, and to make the necessary referrals and recommendations.
Financial reasons why you need to see a doctor
Another reason why it’s critical to get to a medical professional quickly after an accident is for financial reasons. In Miami, it’s important to get to a doctor within 2 weeks of a motor vehicle accident in order to be eligible for any reimbursements from your auto insurance. Florida is a no-fault insurance state, which means your personal injury protection coverage (PIP) on your auto insurance will cover up to $10,000 of medical costs or lost income – but only if you’ve been to an approved medical professional within 14 days of the incident.
Chiropractors are among the approved medical professionals who can evaluate you within 14 days. Your well-being depends on a thorough medical evaluation and treatment. Not only do we work with top-notch medical specialists, but we also have a group of vetted personal injury attorneys who can protect your legal rights. Don’t wait, call us today at (305) 928-2828.