If you have been involved in a car accident and you weren’t taken to the hospital immediately following the accident, go to your chiropractor or family doctor to get examined. Due to changes in Florida Law, any auto accident victim must be examined by a physician within 14 days of the accident for any PIP medical coverage. So, if you feel there is any chance that an injury resulted from an auto accident, get examined and find out for sure.
Whiplash and other soft tissue injuries need to be taken very seriously. Because symptoms of a whiplash injury can take weeks or months to manifest, it is easy to be fooled into thinking that you are not as injured as you really are.
Too often people don’t seek treatment following a car accident because they don’t feel hurt. By far, the most common injury to the neck is a whiplash injury. Whiplash is caused by a sudden movement of the head, backward, forward, or sideways, that results in the damage to the supporting muscles, ligaments and other connective tissues in the neck and upper back.
Unfortunately, by the time more serious complications develop, some of the damage from the injury may have become permanent. Numerous studies have shown that years after whiplash victims settle their insurance claims; roughly half of them state that they still suffer with symptoms from their injuries. If you have been in a motor vehicle or any other kind of accident, don’t assume that you escaped injury if you are not currently in pain.
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