If you have been involved in a car accident, whiplash injuries (aka hyperflexion-hyperextension disorder) need to be taken very seriously. Because symptoms of a whiplash injury can take weeks or months to manifest, it is easy to be fooled into thinking that you are not as injured as you really are.
Too often people don't seek treatment following a car accident because they don't feel hurt. By far, the most common injury to the neck is a whiplash injury. Whiplash is caused by a sudden movement of the head, either backward, forward, or sideways, that results in the damage to the supporting muscles, ligaments and other connective tissues in the neck and upper back.
Unfortunately, by the time more serious complications develop, some of the damage from the injury may have become permanent. Numerous studies have shown that years after whiplash victims settle their insurance claims, roughly half of them state that they still suffer with symptoms from their injuries. If you have been in a motor vehicle or any other kind of accident, don't assume that you escaped injury if you are not currently in pain. Contact us today! 407-238-2306
WHAT WILL MY TREATMENT COST?
Initially, zero. We provide a free consultation to anyone who has been in a car accident, will accept all car insurance plans, and are able to defer all fees till after treatment is finalized.
Florida personal injury laws require everyone to have coverage of at least $10,000 for bodily injury and $10,000 for car damages. Many people have a $1000 deductible, and most have a 20% copay as part of their insurance plan. Auto accidents are a complicated affair between dealing with your own insurance company, dealing with the other parties involved, and even dealing with the other person’s insurance. Making sure that all the correct procedures are filed and recorded correctly is not easy and most patients elect to have an attorney to aid them in getting reimbursed for the damages to their vehicle, monies to cover future health costs due to your injuries, and protecting yourself from potential liability claims from the other parties. We are able to defer all costs till after the attorney has settled you case with the insurance company. This means that for most people there are no upfront costs for treatment and the fees you are responsible for can be negotiated with the attorney to a manageable level.
SHOULD I GET A LAWYER?
Although no attorney is required for treatment, most patients find it necessary to get help dealing with their insurance company in order to cover damages to their car, as well as when dealing with the other party who might claim you as the responsible party, causing your rates to go up if you are deemed at fault. At Lake Buena Vista Chiropractic we know many different attorneys that we can refer you too, all of which will provide a free consultation to answer any questions that you may have and to see if they could help you.