New Smyrna Beach Car Accident Attorneys
Injury Accidents in Volusia County on the Rise
In the past year in Volusia County, injury accidents have increased by over 10%. Unfortunately, with the population growth and tourism we’re experiencing, injury accidents will probably continue to increase. Knowing this, it’s helpful to be aware of what you need to do if you are injured in a car accident.
What You Should Do Following an Injury Accident
The steps you take after being injured in a car accident can affect your health, well-being, and the amount your insurance company pays for your expenses. If you’re careful and thorough, see a doctor, document your injuries and treatment, file a claim with your insurance company, and get help from an experienced car accident attorney, you should be in the best shape possible.
First, you need to get medical treatment. Even if your injuries seem minor, you need to make sure you get the treatment you need and don’t have hidden injuries. Pain, nausea, and other symptoms can begin later if you are not treated right after the accident. In addition, your Florida PIP insurance will not pay for treatment of any injury that was not initially treated by a doctor or other healthcare professional within 14 days of an accident.
During the time you’re being treated for your injuries, you should keep track of all medical treatments you receive. Have someone take photos of all of your injuries; keep a record of all the doctors and other healthcare providers you see; save receipts for medications you are prescribed and any medical equipment you need; maintain a daily diary about your health related to your injuries (pain, inconveniences, etc.); keep track of your travel expenses for getting to and from medical appointments; and save all written communications with healthcare professionals.
To get reimbursed for your medical expenses, you will also need to file a claim with your insurance company. Remember 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 exceeded the $2,500 or $10,000 (for an EMC) limit 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 New Smyrna Beach car accident attorney is highly recommended.
Taking Care of Automobile Accident Expenses
When you’re hurt in a car accident, your first concern should be to get the medical help you need. Taking pictures and keeping track of expenses might be far from your mind, and dealing with insurance companies can be extremely difficult. That’s why it’s important to have experienced, compassionate car accident attorneys by your side.
The accident attorneys at the Davila Law Group have over twenty years of experience dealing successfully with insurance companies. We will fight for your maximum compensation and are prepared to sue a negligent driver for damages on your behalf, if warranted.
Getting the Help You Need from Experienced New Smyrna Beach Automobile Accident Attorneys
The car accident attorneys of the Davila Law Group have been providing personalized help to Volusia County accident victims for over 20 years and want to help you and your family get the maximum amount for your injuries. We will work diligently to make sure you get compensated fairly and fully for all expenses from your car accident injury.
Please call us at 352.888.4878 or submit our FREE CASE REVIEW form online to talk with an experienced New Smyrna Beach automobile accident attorney. We’re available 24/7 to listen and help you.