Car Accident Victims

Thousands of people experience debilitating pain from automobile accidents each year. In early 2012, Florida’s legislature made sweeping changes to Florida’s no-fault automobile insurance law at the urging of Governor Rick Scott.  Most significant were changes to the Personal Injury Protection (PIP) component of your automobile coverage that protects you should you unfortunately be injured in an auto accident. This PIP coverage pays your medical expenses for injuries related to a car accident.  While all Florida drivers will still be required to carry PIP coverage, the changes significantly alter how you will be able to seek and obtain medical care for you injuries following an accident.  The following are some key components to these changes:

New Time Limits in Seeking Treatment

The new law gives you only 14 days to seek treatment following the date of the accident. If you do not see a doctor during this time frame, you will lose the ability to use your PIP coverage for any necessary treatment.  This makes it critical to consult with us promptly if you believe you have been injured in any way. This is one of the most damaging changes to the law because a majority of people simply do not know this information.

What Should You Do?

If you are involved in a car accident, call 911 immediately.  Then give me a call as soon as you can.  I will perform a comprehensive examination, provide needed treatment and help you with your insurance paperwork and deciphering the new laws. My friendly and courteous staff can be reached at 466-1301.  Put your mind and body at ease knowing that proper treatment is waiting for you at Sunrise City Chiropractic, 2221 South 25th Street, Ft. Pierce, FL.  My name is Dr. Keith Arnold, and I am here to help you.

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