DeLand Car Accident Attorneys
Injury Accidents Increasing in Volusia County
In 2017, there were 4,409 injury car accidents in Volusia County, with 6,484 injuries reported (Florida Integrated Report Exchange System). That represents an 11% increase in the number of injury accidents and a 10% increase in the number of injuries.
Unfortunately, with the population and number of tourists in the area rapidly increasing, we’ll probably continue to see an increase in car accidents and car accident injuries. With this in mind, knowing what to do if you’re injured in a car accident could be extremely important for your health and well-being.
What to Do after an Injury Accident
What you do following an injury accident can affect your insurance reimbursement, so knowing the steps to take can be very helpful. This can be a very stressful time, but it is important that you see a doctor, document your injuries and treatment, file a claim with your insurance company, and consider getting help from an experienced car accident attorney.
First, make sure you seek medical treatment. Even if your injuries don’t seem serious and you feel fine, you are not the best judge of your physical condition. Moreover, symptoms, such as pain, dizziness, tingling, and numbness, can occur later if your injuries are not treated quickly, and your Florida PIP insurance will not pay for treatment of an injury that was not documented by a healthcare provider within 14 days of an accident.
While you’re being treated for your injuries, make sure you keep a complete record of the medical treatment you receive. Maintain a list of all the doctors and other healthcare providers you see; keep receipts for medications and any medical equipment you need; write a daily log about your injuries (pain, inconveniences, etc.) and medical care and take pictures of your injuries; save all written communications with healthcare professionals; and keep track of travel expenses for getting to and from your medical appointments.
To get reimbursed for your medical expenses by your insurance company, you will also need to file a claim. Keep in mind that in Florida, your personal injury protection (PIP) insurance pays only $2,500 if you are treated within 14 days of your accident and you do not have what is considered an “emergency medical condition.” If you do have an “emergency medical condition,” your PIP insurance will pay 80% of your medical bills up to $10,000 if you are treated within 14 days of your accident and 60% of any wages you lose due to the accident up to $10,000.
If you are injured but unsure if your injury is an emergency medical condition (EMC), if your medical treatment has already far exceeded the $2,500 or $10,000 (for an EMC) and you need additional treatment, if your health insurance policy will not cover your rapidly mounting healthcare expenses, or if you have another concern about your insurance coverage, getting help from an experienced DeLand car accident attorney is highly recommended.
To obtain the compensation you need for your treatment and care, please contact the compassionate, experienced car accident attorneys at Davila Law Group. We’ve been providing personalized help to accident victims from Volusia County for over 20 years and want to help you and your family get the maximum amount for your damages.
Automobile Accident Expenses
When you’re injured in a car accident, your main concern is getting the medical treatment you need. Keeping track of expenses and handling insurance company procedures can be extremely difficult. However, taking care of the details related to your medical expenses and insurance can be very important. Unfortunately, many accident victims find that their problems are compounded by mounting medical expenses and not knowing how their family will survive financially.
If you’ve recently been injured in an automobile accident in DeLand or in other parts of Volusia County, the experienced accident attorneys at the Davila Law Group can handle the complexities of dealing with insurance companies and help you get the compensation you and your family need to get on with your lives. Your pain and suffering from the accident should not be further compounded by financial worries and stress.
Get Help from Experienced, Successful DeLand Automobile Accident Attorneys
The car accident attorneys of the Davila Law Group want to help you get compensated fairly and fully for all expenses related to your car accident injury. Please call us at 352.888.4878 or submit our FREE CASE REVIEW form online to talk with an experienced DeLand automobile accident attorney. We’re available 24/7 to listen and help you.