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Injury litigation is complex. Schlitzkus Law is devoted to protecting those that have been seriously injured by obtaining justice and compensation. If you or a loved one has been injured due to someone else's negligence, call us. Schlitzkus Law will set up a free consultation in order for you to personally sit down w
Speak to an attorney first. Saying the wrong thing to an insurance company or an opposing attorney can destroy your case and can eliminate or reduce what the insurance company is willing to pay to settle the claim. An experienced attorney knows that insurance companies immediately put arbitrary limits on claims based on simple statements which are seemingly innocent or meaningless to the average person. Consult with an experienced attorney so they can help you when it is time to give a statement to the insurance company.
It is always best to seek medical treatment as quickly as possible. Seeking medical treatment within 14 days after an accident ensures that you will be entitled to your Personal Injury Protection benefits. In the state of Florida, if you are an insured, you have available to you, $10,000.00 in "Personal Injury Protection" benefits, which will help pay for your medical treatment following an auto accident, no matter who is at fault. However, you have to seek medical treatment within 14 days after an accident to have this $10,000.00 benefit available to you. After an accident, many people believe they are just sore and simply need to rest only to find out they are in more and more pain in the days that follow. This is especially true with soft tissue injuries. Seek medical treatment as quickly as possible, and in any event within 14 days, in order preserve your right to $10,000.00 in medical treatment coverage.
This is not unusual. The Emergency room is for emergency care. When you visit the E.R. they are there to ensure you do not have a life threatening injury or an injury that requires immediate attention such as a broken bone. Many times the ER will take x-rays or CAT scans which may not show certain injuries such as soft tissue injuries, nerve injuries, or even brain injuries. Because of the fast faced environment of an emergency room, the doctors many times recommend that patients follow up with their primary care physician in the following days. A primary care physician can then refer you to an appropriate specialist who can use diagnostic testing such as MRIs and EEGs to determine the true extent of your injuries.