If your kitchen sink was broken, would you be calling an electrician or an attorney? Of course not. You would call a plumber or someone who could fix your sink. In the same manner, if you’ve been hurt in a car accident, why would you call an attorney about your treatment? Sadly, most people will go through other channels after a car accident before ever seeking medical attention. What they don’t realize, however, is that they could be making their injuries worse or even missing out on vital treatment that could help them recover more quickly.
What You Should Do First
In the event of a car accident, you should call your primary care doctor, who will most likely refer you to the right specialist – or you can call Injury Treatment Solutions directly. We have a team of caring, experienced medical and chiropractic doctors and a nurse practitioner who can provide you with the care and treatment you need that will put you on the path to recovery.
Car accidents can cause various injuries that may not be immediately apparent. It’s essential to seek medical attention after a car accident, even if you don’t feel injured. In fact, if you don’t see a chiropractor, medical doctor, or a nurse practitioner within 14 days from the day of your car accident, the law says that you actually will lose all of your car insurance Personal Injury Protection (PIP) that you have been paying for years. More often than not, there is a delay in symptoms starting for as long as 4 weeks after the accident. We recommend that whether you have symptoms or not, you should not even take a chance being close to the cut-off date (i.e., get checked by day 13) from the date of your accident, whether you have symptoms or not.
Don’t wait! Get checked out as soon as possible after an accident, even if you don’t think you were hurt. There may be undetected damage to your body, and the sooner you find out about it, the better.
Avoid Further Injury
Injury Treatment Solutions is an acute trauma clinic with a caring team trained to deal with the musculoskeletal system (joints and muscles and ligaments from your spine, your neck, your back to slipped or bulging or herniated discs, to your knees, your shoulders, your elbows, your ankles) and related symptoms like headaches, pain and/or numbness shooting into your arms, hands, fingers, legs, feet, toes
We will be able to properly diagnose your injuries and create a treatment plan that will help you get back on the road to recovery.
By seeking medical help right away, you’ll be able to start recovery as soon as possible. This means that you’ll have a better chance of making a quicker recovery and even hopefully a full recovery and returning to your normal activities as soon as possible.
In the state of Florida, auto insurance companies require people to seek medical treatment within 14 days of the accident. Realistically, getting an appointment to see your primary doctor or their referred specialist might even take longer. At Injury Treatment Solutions, we schedule patients as soon as they call or walk through the door for an appointment either immediately or at worst, within 24-48 hours. We even do X-rays in-house, with your results given to you at the time of the appointment so that you are not left to go home and worry unnecessarily.
Our goal is to make all of our patients better as fast as possible and to get you back to being out of pain, back to your normal activities, and to get us out of your life as quickly as possible so that you are not dependent on us to live a normal life. If we determine that we cannot treat a patient’s condition, we refer them to only the best specialists where they can get an appointment right away – and we help you to get that appointment scheduled ASAP.
Prioritize Your Health
There are several reasons not seeking medical help immediately is the wrong approach, but the most important is that your health should always be your first priority. Your health allows you to work, support your family, and enjoy your hobbies and activities. If you’re not healthy, none of the other parts of your life will be possible or enjoyable.
Even a minor car accident such as a fender bender can still cause serious injuries. It’s not just about the impact of the accident; even the weight of a car that lightly “bumps” you is enough to cause serious injuries. It’s not like you got hit by a feather at 3mph, you got hit by a huge hunk of metal weighing 4,000lbs.
Don’t Pay With Your Quality Of Life
Not seeking medical help as your first recourse can put you at risk of permanent damage or receiving a misdiagnosis. Losing the ability to live and function is not worth any amount of money one might win through a lawsuit, if you don’t get the proper treatment from a caring and experienced medical team.
At Injury Treatment Solutions, our focus is getting you well. We pride ourselves in ensuring you have the best experience as we take care of all the headaches getting in the way of your health, from treating your injuries to helping you with your insurance. Our passion is your recovery. We make it our goal to understand and meet all of your needs and concerns with a customized treatment plan centered around your specific injuries.
Get Treated Today
Did you just get into a car accident? Stop! Don’t call a lawyer. You should call your primary care doctor, who will most likely refer you to the right specialist, or you can just call Injury Treatment Solutions directly because you do NOT need a referral. We’ll make sure you’re getting the best care while we help you get your life back to normal as soon as possible.
Injury Treatment Solutions is here to provide comprehensive care for all kinds of acute trauma injuries. Dr. Greenberg and our team have years of experience treating patients who have been in car accidents, and we’re dedicated to providing the best possible care for our patients.
Make an appointment today and get started on the road to recovery. Our office provides you with minimal wait times, and we treat all of our patients like family. Contact Injury Treatment Solutions today at (321) 888-8888.