If you were involved in a car accident and declined transportation to the hospital and havent seen a doctor yet, you still can have a case. Often people involved in car accidents do not feel pain immediately. The pain can come days, weeks or even months later. Here at Workman Injury Law we can assist and walk you through this difficult process after your car accident and help you get the compensation you deserve.
In Florida, to get your personal injury protection benefits you need to see a doctor within the first 14 days after the accident. Personal injury protection benefits is insurance you carry through you own auto insurance which pays the first $10,000 of your medical bills. I know you may be wondering, why does my insurance pay the first $10,000 if the accident wasn’t fault? This is because Florida is considered a “No Fault” State and therefore your first $10,000 of medical bills are paid as primary through your auto insurance. But if you don’t get treatment within the first 14 days, you will lose out on that $10,000 benefit toward your medical bills. But this doesn’t mean you don’t have a case.
Even if you get treatment after the 14 day window, you still have a valid case if you can relate your injuries to the auto accident. To help relate the injuries to the auto accident, it is important provide the doctor with accurate information so his report can reflect the accident and your injuries. For example, when you visit the doctor it is important to provide them with the following:
→Accurate description of the auto accident
→Accurate history of when you started to feel pain or discomfort
→Accurate description of which areas of your body are injured
Since you delayed treatment, it is even more important you hire a good personal injury attorney to fight the uphill battle. Since the insurance company will view your delay in treatment in a negative light, they will likely offer you low settlement offers. The only way to get them to pay more money is to put pressure on them by filing a lawsuit and seeking a jury trial. Here at Workman Injury Law, attorney Devon Workman has litigated hundreds of claims and will fight day in and day out to get you ever dollar possible.
If you have been involved in a car accident and still have not seen a doctor or delayed treatment, call us immediately for a free case evaluation.