Services we offer at our location in Lakeland FL
- Pick up and Drop off services
- No Attorney Necessary or we will work with your Attorney
- You will not pay out of pocket for treatment
- We accept all forms of automobile insurance
- PIP and No Fault auto Insurance accepted
- Experienced treatment of Children and Elderly
- X-Rays, MRI and C.T. Scans
- Orthopedic and other Specialty Doctor Referrals
- Ultra Sound, Pain Management and TMJ
How long should I wait to see a Doctor after a Car Accident?
We generally recommend that you see an Accident Doctor within 72 hours of the collision. Research shows that delays in treatment after a car wreck can lead to worsening conditions, additional injuries and longer recovery time. Call the Lakeland Injury Care Center if you have been injured in an automobile accident and need to get checked out by an MD, Chiropractor or Physical Therapist. Same day appointments are generally available and we accept all forms of automobile insurance including PIP and No Fault.
In addition, delayed treatment and gaps in treatment can weaken your claim with the insurance company. Moreover, the insurance company decides what is fair and reasonable treatment, which is why delays and gaps can hurt your claim. It may be interpreted by the insurance company that you were not truly injured, and therefore do not need further medical treatment.
What is integrated treatment for Automobile Accidents?
Integrated treatment is the combination of several different Accident Doctors into one comprehensive treatment plan. For example, a Medical Physician can prescribe medication and special imaging such as MRI and C.T. Scans. Whereas, a Chiropractor may use Ultra Sound and hands on manipulation of the muscles on joints. Integrated treatment allows each Accident doctor to focus on their specific area of expertise.
Seeing the right Doctor after your car accident
In addition, beware of Doctors who discourage you from treating with other Accident Physicians. Some Doctors will discourage treatment from other Physicians so that they can use up all the PIP. And, of course, once the PIP is used up they will discontinue treatment regardless of your physical condition. A general list of areas covered by integrated treatment include:
- Whiplash/Neck Injuries
- Back/Spinal Injuries
- Shoulder/Arm/Hand Injuries
- Chest/Rib Bruising
- Stiffness/Lack of Motion
- Leg/Knee/Ankle/Foot Injuries
Every Car Accident is different and the treatment required is oftentimes unique to that person. For example, medical treatment of children may vary from that of adults or the elderly. Moreover, each of heal in our own way. While smaller bodies may respond quickly to treatment, overweight or elderly patients may take more time to heal.
We have a team of Auto Injury Doctors who offer Integrated Treatment for automobile accident injuries. Call the Lakeland Florida Doctors Center to schedule your same day appointment. All forms of auto insurance accepted including PIP and NO Fault.
Why you should get checked out by an accident injury doctor after your car wreck
1 – Many patients will put off medical care for three reasons. One, they have injuries but do not feel the pain yet and therefore don’t know. Two, they are afraid to learn about the severity of their automobile accident injuries. Three, they are hurt and feel pain but believe that the pain will simply go away over time.
2 – Many rear end collision injuries such as whiplash and soft tissue damage may take several days or even weeks to feel. Make sure to see an Accident Doctor within 14 days of the car wreck to qualify for PIP coverage.
3 – Delayed treatment can lead to further damage and additional injuries. We generally recommend that you see a accident doctor in Lakeland FL within 72 hours of the car crash. Likewise, if you were seen at the Emergency Room, then you will likely be told to follow up with an Accident Doctor.
4 – Delayed treatment can also lead to chronic pain, slow recovery and scarring. Scar tissue will begin setting in within 24 hours and can lead to additional pain.
5 – Whiplash can happen at speeds as low as 5 mph and may lead to permanent pain and damage if left untreated. Moreover, swelling can be treated using ultra sound and heat, which allows the body to begin healing.
6 – Documentation is key to any personal injury case. Our accident doctor team will document all of your injuries and the treatment provided to help support your claim. Make sure to document all of your car accident injuries within 72 hours.
7 – The insurance company will look for any reason to deny or limit your claim. Don’t give the insurance company any reason to question your injuries. Seeing a Lakeland FL Auto accident doctor immediately and documenting your injuries is the only way to guarantee your claim.
Lakeland No fault and Pip Doctors
A few additional suggestions that can help after your automobile accident. First, take pictures of the accident scene. For example, take pictures of the vehicles and people involved, the damage to your vehicle, noticeable injuries and even the police officers on the scene. Next, make sure to get an accident report to protect against others changing their story. And finally, make sure to see a LAkeland FL Accident doctor within 72 hours of the accident. Following these simple steps will ensure that you have a strong personal injury claim.
Get the care you deserve from a team of experienced pip Doctors, Chiropractors and Physical Therapists. You will never pay out of pocket for personal injuries and you do not need an attorney.