Personal Injury Protection
What To Know About Personal Injury Protection
Were you recently involved in a car accident? It is important that you seek medical treatment within 14 days to be sure that you don’t unwittingly forfeit your insurance benefits. Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits are part of your insurance premium you pay monthly and are available for use to you regardless of who was at fault in an accident.
Our doctors will evaluate you after you accident and identify your injuries. Once your injuries are known, we can begin rehabilitative physical therapy treatment as needed right away. The sooner you begin treatment after an accident, the better your chances of recovery are. Even if you feel fine and can only see minor bumps, scrapes, and bruises, you should consult with our doctors as soon as possible as there could be an internal injury which you will not be aware of or may not feel pain from right away. If left untreated, these injuries could become worse, possibly debilitating, and if not addressed within the first 14 days following the accident, will not be covered by your Personal Injury Protection medical coverage.
Most auto accidents will cause soft tissue damage, which can produce tearing and if left untreated can become exacerbated with daily stress from use and create a serious issue. Inflammation is another common issue after an auto accident which can hinder normal range of motion. If you were involved in a rear-end collision, there’s a chance you suffered whiplash. You may not have any noticeable symptoms for days, weeks, months even; but, should seek Personal Injury Protection treatment right away to make sure that you did not suffer any tearing that could lead to muscle damage and/or arthritis in the future.
We are able to prescribe medications which can help to address these issues in the short term while we begin physical therapy to treat the underlying issues in the long term. Treatment is not a one-size-fits-all thing and we do not approach it as such. Most treatments will be 2-3 times per week for 6-8 weeks, however, your case will be evaluated and treated as necessary for your injuries. If you need time off from work to recover from your injuries, once you are evaluated, we are also able to write an excuse for work or issue limitations to ensure you do not further exacerbate your condition.
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