If you have been involved in an auto accident, you should treat as soon as possible. Florida law requires accident victims to seek medical treatment within a 14 day period after the accident from a specified licensed medical physician, which includes a physician, osteopath, dentist, physician’s assistant or registered nurse practitioner. A diagnosis of an emergency medical condition from one of these medical practitioner’s will prevent you from being limited to $2,500 for certain treatment services under your personal injury protection coverage.
In addition to the insurance coverage reasons to seek treatment as soon as possible after an auto accident, it may also affect your case. A large amount of time between the auto accident and the first date of treatment can raise defense questions and may lower the value of your auto accident injury claim.
If you have been involved in an auto accident, you should contact an injury lawyer as soon as possible due to the legal and medical consequences that may exist.