Treatment After an Auto Accident in Carrollwood

According to the FLHSMV, there are, on average, almost 20,000 auto accident related injuries each year in Hillsborough County. That may seem like a lot of injuries, but the real number is likely much higher since many injuries go unreported. This is because symptoms and pain may not begin until days or weeks after the accident, especially with soft tissue and spinal injuries.

Injuries can go undetected using standard emergency diagnostics and treatment after an auto accident. Emergency departments often discharge patients that later develop worsening symptoms, including pain, discomfort, stiffness, swelling, or loss of function. The resulting reduction in range of motion and lessened ability to complete the activities of daily life can leave people despaired. 

Don’t let delayed injuries after an auto accident in Carrollwood ruin your quality of life. Florida Wellness Medical Group offers same-day appointments and compassionate care for auto accident victims because we know about all of the hidden damage these impacts can do to the body. We provide all of the documentation you’ll need to get your treatment costs covered by PIP coverage, or your own health insurance. If your auto accident results in a legal case, we can provide diagnosis and treatment information about your injuries for court. 

Many of our patients have lots of questions about receiving care for their injuries after an accident, so we’ve tried to answer some of the most common below:

What is whiplash?

Whiplash is a neck injury commonly seen in auto accident victims. Whiplash is caused by the head jerking back and forth rapidly, as is common in rear-end accidents. Symptoms include pain, stiffness, tenderness, loss of range of motion in the neck, tingling, numbness, fatigue, dizziness, vision problems, ringing in the ears, sleep disturbances, headache, irritability, memory problems, lack of concentration, and even depression.

What are some other common injuries that may not show up until long after the accident?

Soft tissue injuries, concussions, and spinal injuries are all common during auto accidents and may not show up immediately after. Symptoms can take 24-48 hours to begin, and two weeks or more to fully manifest. This delayed onset causes many sufferers to postpone quick treatment when they, in fact, need to be seen immediately by a practitioner who specializes in identifying auto accident injuries.

What’s the deadline for beginning accident-related care?

According to Florida law, an auto accident victim must seek medical care within 14 days of the accident in order to qualify for cost coverage by PIP (Personal Injury Protection) insurance. 

Do I need a referral from my primary care physician?

No referral is required to receive care for auto accident injuries at Florida Wellness Medical Center in Carrollwood. Just give us a call at (844) 935-5669 or request an appointment online to begin receiving quality, competent treatment today.

Do I need insurance to receive care?

No insurance is required to be treated at Florida Wellness Medical Care in Carrollwood. If you begin treatment for your auto accident injuries within the 14-day PIP insurance deadline, auto insurance should cover 80% of the cost of your care up to $10,000 (actual amounts will vary depending on the details of the accident and resulting injuries). If you delay receiving care past the 14-day deadline for PIP insurance coverage, you may use your own personal health insurance coverage, pay directly, or begin care using a LOP (Letter of Protection) provided by your attorney. Your personal health insurance may require a physician’s referral to cover the cost of your treatment.

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